Housing development under construction. Potton, Bedfordshire, England

Land-use planning

Making space for nature and wildlife in any new development has never been so important.

Planning for Nature's Recovery

Concrete building materials at the forefront of a building site on old water meadows in Potton, England.

Planning policy shapes the world around us. It can be a vital tool in helping us to protect nature and wildlife when considering any new development such as for housing, retail or business.

 

The RSPB works to influence how planning policy is set by Central Government and to ensure it leads to sustainable developments that protect nature and supports its recovery. 

Planning Reform

Housing development under construction. Potton, Bedfordshire, England

Westminster Government’s Planning for the Future proposals have been looking to make the most radical changes to the planning system in England since 1947. The RSPB is working to ensure that any changes introduced are wildlife-friendly and support the recovery of nature from on-going decline.

 

The Government is expected to include planning reform as part of its Levelling Up Bill, which will be announced shortly.

Planning Naturally

Tawny owl perched in the top of a brick chimney, surrounded by green leaves.

Making space for nature and wildlife in any new development has never been more important. The Planning Naturally report sets out the 12 key principles for planning sustainably and inspires with examples of good practice from all four countries of the UK as well as internationally.

 

It was created by the RSPB in partnership with Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management, and the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).