Policy PNP 5 - Wildlife

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Comment

Pirton Neighbourhood Development Plan 2011 - 2031

Representation ID: 5297

Received: 16/02/2017

Respondent: Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust

Representation:

The concept of development ensuring net gain to biodiversity is supported in NPPF. It should be stated within this document together with the mechanism required to measure net gain. HMWT suggest adding the following policy or adding the clause to 5.1:
'When required, development must demonstrate that it will result in net gain to biodiversity. This should be assessed by utilising the Biodiversity Impact Calculator (Environment Bank 2015 or as amended)'

Full text:

The concept of development ensuring net gain to biodiversity is supported in NPPF. It should be stated within this document together with the mechanism required to measure net gain. HMWT suggest adding the following policy or adding the clause to 5.1:
'When required, development must demonstrate that it will result in net gain to biodiversity. This should be assessed by utilising the Biodiversity Impact Calculator (Environment Bank 2015 or as amended)'

Comment

Pirton Neighbourhood Development Plan 2011 - 2031

Representation ID: 5298

Received: 16/02/2017

Respondent: Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust

Representation:

More detail should be provided to guide what is required when an ecological survey is needed. This will ensure standardised reports which present clear avoidance, mitigation or compensation measures to achieve net gain to biodiversity. The following phrase should be added to 5.2. 'When required, ecological information must be provided to support a planning application. This information must be submitted by a suitably qualified expert, utilise nationally accepted survey methodologies and be presented in accordance with British Standard 42020 Biodiversity: Code of practise for planning and development (BS 42020). '

Full text:

More detail should be provided to guide what is required when an ecological survey is needed. This will ensure standardised reports which present clear avoidance, mitigation or compensation measures to achieve net gain to biodiversity. The following phrase should be added to 5.2. 'When required, ecological information must be provided to support a planning application. This information must be submitted by a suitably qualified expert, utilise nationally accepted survey methodologies and be presented in accordance with British Standard 42020 Biodiversity: Code of practise for planning and development (BS 42020). '

Comment

Pirton Neighbourhood Development Plan 2011 - 2031

Representation ID: 5299

Received: 16/02/2017

Respondent: Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust

Representation:

Add the requirement for features for wildlife to be integrated into the built environment. Many species such as Swifts and House Martins are dependent on buildings for reproduction. It is important that new builds ensure continued access to this resource. Add another policy to PNP 5:

5.4 New developments must be permeable to biodiversity by providing linking habitats around or through the site. Integrated features for wildlife e.g. Swift, House Martin and bat boxes should be incorporated into all suitable buildings.

Full text:

Add the requirement for features for wildlife to be integrated into the built environment. Many species such as Swifts and House Martins are dependent on buildings for reproduction. It is important that new builds ensure continued access to this resource. Add another policy to PNP 5:

5.4 New developments must be permeable to biodiversity by providing linking habitats around or through the site. Integrated features for wildlife e.g. Swift, House Martin and bat boxes should be incorporated into all suitable buildings.

Comment

Pirton Neighbourhood Development Plan 2011 - 2031

Representation ID: 5300

Received: 16/02/2017

Respondent: Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust

Representation:

Add a lighting and wildlife policy into PNP 5 e.g.

Development involving potentially adverse lighting impacts to wildlife will require surveys to identify movement corridors and ensure that these are protected and enhanced.'

Full text:

Add a lighting and wildlife policy into PNP 5 e.g.

Development involving potentially adverse lighting impacts to wildlife will require surveys to identify movement corridors and ensure that these are protected and enhanced.'

Comment

Pirton Neighbourhood Development Plan 2011 - 2031

Representation ID: 5301

Received: 16/02/2017

Respondent: Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust

Representation:

Suggest adding the following text to ensure ecological information is submitted to the same standard on all applications.

'When required, ecological information must be provided to support a planning application. This information must be submitted by a suitably qualified expert, utilise nationally accepted survey methodologies and be presented in accordance with British Standard 42020 Biodiversity: Code of practise for planning and development (BS 42020). '

Full text:

Suggest adding the following text to ensure ecological information is submitted to the same standard on all applications.

'When required, ecological information must be provided to support a planning application. This information must be submitted by a suitably qualified expert, utilise nationally accepted survey methodologies and be presented in accordance with British Standard 42020 Biodiversity: Code of practise for planning and development (BS 42020). '

Support

Pirton Neighbourhood Development Plan 2011 - 2031

Representation ID: 5541

Received: 05/03/2017

Respondent: Dr Davina Ross-Anderson

Representation:

I agree

Full text:

I agree

Support

Pirton Neighbourhood Development Plan 2011 - 2031

Representation ID: 5833

Received: 22/03/2017

Respondent: North Herts & Stevenage Green Party

Representation:

PNP5.3 Mentions green pathways for wildlife eg hedgehogs. So good to see this mentioned.

Full text:

PNP5.3 Mentions green pathways for wildlife eg hedgehogs. So good to see this mentioned.

Support

Pirton Neighbourhood Development Plan 2011 - 2031

Representation ID: 5850

Received: 22/03/2017

Respondent: Mrs Marilyn Parkin

Representation:

I agree.

Full text:

I agree.

Comment

Pirton Neighbourhood Development Plan 2011 - 2031

Representation ID: 6367

Received: 23/03/2017

Respondent: North Hertfordshire District Council

Representation:

There are some inconsistencies in the terminology used in this section. The policy refers to "wildlife habitats", the supporting text refers to "wildlife areas" and the map on page 31 defines "wildlife sites."

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Comment

Pirton Neighbourhood Development Plan 2011 - 2031

Representation ID: 6409

Received: 23/03/2017

Respondent: Mr W Aspinall

Representation:

Again the Character Assessment document takes hold of policy strategy and demonstrates the "green and environmental" approach.

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