CIEEM Biodiversity & Development Planning Conference

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Tamar Ecology were delighted to attend the CIEEM Biodiversity & Development Planning Conference on the 24th April in Redruth.

Shona McCombie, one of our senior ecologists said ‘The event was excellent with many discussion-provoking talks on biodiversity considerations in a planning and legislative context. It was also great to see so many passionate ecologists in the south west all in one room!’

The South West region and Cornwall in particular has a unique asset in its biodiversity and landscape, which is crucial to its economy. The purpose of this conference was to bring together, inform and inspire planners and ecologists about what can be achieved through good practice and to explore where the opportunities lie within the development planning system.

The conference included the following topics:

The importance of biodiversity consideration within the planning process
How biodiversity considerations fit into the legislative and policy context
The Ecologist’s toolkit
The value of Biological Records Centres
Putting British Standard BS42020 into practice
Case studies – sharing best practice
Question time panel chaired by Lord Matthew Taylor