Sevenoaks District Draft Local Plan Consultation July 2018

Document Section Draft Local Plan July 2018 Safeguarding places for Wildlife and Nature Blue Green Infrastructure and the Natural Environment Policy 6 - Safeguarding Places for Wildlife and Nature [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID DLPP742
Respondent Berkeley Group (Ronan Kirrane… [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 18 Sep 2018
Current Status Accepted
Response Type OBSERVATIONS
Comment

Berkeley agree with policy 6, which proposes that in addition to national
designations, local areas of importance for biodiversity will be protected from any
development which may cause a loss in biodiversity value or habitats.
5.2 Berkeley as a group has made a commitment to achieve a net biodiversity gain on all
its new developments. Put simply, this means there will be more nature on every site
afterwards than before. To do this we have developed a toolkit to determine the
baseline biodiversity value on sites, identify the measures required to achieve a net
biodiversity gain to be implemented through the delivery of the development and
make recommendations for future ongoing management.
5.3 A net-biodiversity gain would be achieved on Ash Place Farm if the site were to come
forward.

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