Appendix C: Environment

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Comment

Preston Parish Neighbourhood Plan 2018 - 2031 - February 2019

Representation ID: 6976

Received: 12/03/2019

Respondent: Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust

Representation Summary:

Slight change required to the wording to reflect developments in the 25 year Environment Plan, NPPF and the DEFRA Biodiversity Metric.

Full text:

Since the time of HMWT providing advice to the Parish Council, developments have been made to the DEFRA biodiversity metric and the NPPF that should be reflected in this document. Therefore it is proposed that the following section should be slightly re-written to reflect this.

'D.3 The DEFRA Biodiversity Metric has been designed to determine and quantify existing biodiversity value, in terms of habitats, and the consequent measures required to ensure net biodiversity gain. When a net loss to biodiversity is predicted (householder applications excluded) planning applications must provide a calculation which uses a locally approved biodiversity impact assessment calculator (BIAC), based on the DEFRA Biodiversity Metric, which demonstrates measurable net gain, i.e. a net positive ecological unit score. HMWT will advise on the most appropriate BIAC at any point in time as refinements are developed.'

Comment

Preston Parish Neighbourhood Plan 2018 - 2031 - February 2019

Representation ID: 8235

Received: 23/04/2019

Respondent: Hertfordshire County Council - Environment & Infrastructure Department

Representation Summary:

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