It determines the location and design of buildings such as housing, industry, retail and leisure developments. It also helps to protect the countryside, and it shapes the future of where we live.
In this section
The RSPB and planning
New development can have a damaging effect on birds, other wildlife and the environment.
Sustainable homes and buildings
We want new developments to be sustainable, enhancing the environment rather than causing a negative impact.
To ensure species’ resilience and adaptation to climate change, we need to do more conservation - now.