We comment on plans and individual development projects which may have significant impacts on birds and biodiversity.
Planning in the UK
By the time projects get to the drawing board, many key decisions have already been made.
That's why we seek to influence both national planning policies and the way the planning system operates. We want to ensure that sustainable development – including effective environmental protection and enhancement – is at the heart of the planning system.
Planning is a devolved activity in the UK and so there is a different planning system in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. You can find out more details about each country by following the links from this page.
In more depth
The new planning system offers real potential to support the restoration and recreation of wildlife habitats.
We have long called for planning reform to ensure that sustainable development is at the heart of the planning system.
National Policy Statements
Faced with the threat of climate change, we believe that a low-carbon energy revolution is essential to safeguard biodiversity.