Comment ID 1355
Document Section Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Environmental Quality Design/General Development Design/General Development Policy EQ2 View all on this section
Respondent Natural England (L Horner) View all by this respondent
Response Date 10 Aug 2012
Do you consider the DPD is Legally Compliant?
Do you consider the DPD is Sound?
If you have responded that the DPD is unsound, Do you consider the DPD is unsound because it is:

Previously we have drawn attention to the impact design can have on bat populations and other wildlife and said Development proposals, extensions and alterations to existing buildings, structures and places should ensure that habitat features that are used by bats and other wildlife are maintained so that the design does not cause severance or is a barrier to movement.

What changes do you suggest to make the DPD legally compliant or sound? In policy EQ2 this should be recognised by the addition of additional wording to maintain habitat features in existing buildings as an additional bullet point.
If your representation is seeking a change, do you consider it necessary to participate at the oral part of the examination?
If you wish to participate at the oral part of the examination, please outline why you consider this to be necessary: