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This module provides guidance and examples of practical solutions on how landscape and biodiversity considerations can be positively incorporated into development proposals. 

It is intended to help designer, applicants and decision makers have a better understanding of landscape and biodiversity issues and opportunities, and sign-posts the user to more detailed information.

Development that successfully creates a sense of place and increases biodiversity will deliver a range of benefits including improved quality of life, health and wellbeing and significant economic benefits for both the development itself and the wider area. Therefore, when landscape and biodiversity issues are fully considered throughout the development process there are many positive outcomes.

Key facts

Basic principles

Development process

Development checklist


Further information