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Please note: Due to an extreme shortage of drivers and loaders garden waste collections have been cancelled with immediate effect. Please see our Garden waste pages for further information. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Wildlife assessment check

Local planning authorities have a statutory duty to consider the potential impacts of a development on sites that are protected by law, for example:

  • on protected and priority species

  • habitats and statutory designated sites

  • Sites of Special Scientific Importance (SSSIs)


The Wildlife Assessment Check considers whether there are any protected and priority wildlife species and statutory designated sites that may be impacted by a development project. It enables you to undertake a simple check at the pre-planning application stage, before a planning application is submitted. This will help clarify whether a proposed site needs professional ecological advice and further assessment.


Start your Wildlife Assessment Check.


When this content has been updated

Last updated 18 December 2019