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.
The Landscape and Biodiversity module aims to improve the understanding of developers and decision makers about landscape and biodiversity issues and opportunities in Hertfordshire and signposts the reader to further information.
In particular, this module aims to:
- provide guidance and practical solutions on how landscape and biodiversity considerations can be positively incorporated into development proposals
- synthesises existing key information sources and tools to help inform decision makers and developers on the appropriateness of sites for new development
- provide illustrative examples of how the guidance contained within this module can be applied to development proposals within Hertfordshire
- provide illustrative case studies for both Local Planning Authorities and Developers on what could be considered for different development proposals.