Sites and Policies Plan Consultation Draft

Document Section Sites and Policies Plan Consultation Draft Living within Environmental Limits DM9 [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 705793//19
Respondent Deleted User [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 19 Apr 2013
Current Status Accepted
Comment

DM9 –Nature Conservation

This policy says that “development that would adversely affect structures, feeding grounds or landscape features used by greater and lesser horseshoe bats will not normally be permitted”. Different sources of evidence will not be given the same weight by all authorities. Developers need to know, at an early stage, what features of development are likely to weigh against their proposals.  This policy should either give that information or should indicate where it can be found.   This information should be kept up to date. For example the adverse impact on bat transit routes of street lighting and newly developed domestic lighting should be included (see http://www.batsandlighting.co.uk

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