Salford City Council recognises the importance of the natural environment and its wildlife to the overall quality of life of residents and visitors to the city. This importance is acknowledged in the nature conservation policies of the unitary development plan and in the nature conservation and biodiversity supplementary planning document (SPD).
The SPD policies seek to ensure that everyone involved in the development control process has a clear understanding of the types of biodiversity asset to be found in the city, and the level of protection they warrant during the development control process.
An indication of appropriate mitigation measures for those biodiversity assets is given, together with some guidance on suitable types of compensation that may be necessary, if mitigation of all potential impacts on a biodiversity asset is not possible but approval is thought to be appropriate.
The nature conservation and biodiversity SPD was formally adopted by Salford City Council on 19 July 2006. The SPD and its supporting documents are available to download through the links at the bottom of this page.
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This page was last updated on 6 April 2016