Earlier in year we publicised the RSPB's planning survey; it is now complete.
Current planning policies across the UK, in particular PPS9 in England, National Planning Framework 2 in Scotland, TAN5 in Wales and PPS2 in Northern Ireland, support and in some cases actively encourage provision for habitat restoration and creation. Methodologies exist which can identify and map habitat restoration and creation opportunities. However, the survey found that planning is failing to deliver results. The aim of the survey was to provide a clearer picture of what is actually happening, to explore the barriers, and to find out what (if anything) the RSPB should be doing to aid delivery.
The report is in two parts: an unpublished literature review and the survey of UK planners. A total of 46 spatial planners across the UK took part in the survey.
To access a copy of the report click here