Policy LP27: Biodiversity and geodiversity

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Comment

Part 1 - Initial Draft (February 2015)

Representation ID: 1606

Received: 25/03/2015

Respondent: Environment Agency

Representation:

This policy has a detailed consideration of biodiversity matters and we fully support and welcome its principles to protect and enhance are the very

minimum requirements from our perspective.

We do however recommend a minor change which is that the policy wording should remove the 'where possible' from the opening paragraph. Whilst it is acceptable that there may be situations where net gains may not be achieved, it is felt that 'where
possible' does not promote higher standards that support the policy
aspirations.

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This policy has a detailed consideration of biodiversity matters and we fully support and welcome its principles to protect and enhance are the very

minimum requirements from our perspective.

We do however recommend a minor change which is that the policy wording should remove the 'where possible' from the opening paragraph. Whilst it is acceptable that there may be situations where net gains may not be achieved, it is felt that 'where
possible' does not promote higher standards that support the policy
aspirations.

Comment

Part 1 - Initial Draft (February 2015)

Representation ID: 2185

Received: 17/03/2015

Respondent: Natural England (Lincoln office)

Representation:

General support for the approach, and welcome intention to provide net gains in biodiversity.
Suggest additional explanatory text regarding the miitigation hierarchy to add clarity to the policy (see supporting paper for suggested text)
Also suggest that policy wording on designated habitats should be strengthened to include reference to the Habitats Regulations, determining site specific impacts and avoiding mitigting against impacts where identified.

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Comment

Part 1 - Initial Draft (February 2015)

Representation ID: 2224

Received: 20/03/2015

Respondent: Peak District National Park Authority

Representation:

The spatial relationships between the National Park and North East Derbyshire in terms of wildlife corridors and biodiversity networks could also be more clearly expressed in spatial form building from the positive statements in policy LP27. The National Character Area profile recognises opportunities to ' Protect existing fragmented semi-natural habitats and plan to better manage,buffer, expand and link these habitats where possible' and 'Plan improved connectivity between habitats'. These objectives are recognized in policy but a clearly mapped approach setting out the opportunies for linking habitats and species would be welcomed.

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Comment

Part 1 - Initial Draft (February 2015)

Representation ID: 2288

Received: 26/03/2015

Respondent: The National Trust

Representation:

This policy is supported

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Comment

Part 1 - Initial Draft (February 2015)

Representation ID: 2422

Received: 26/03/2015

Respondent: Chesterfield Borough Council

Representation:

As a neighbouring authority, Chesterfield Borough Council welcomes the proposal to allow for contributions to 'enhance biodiversity within or around the development site, and to contribute to the consolidation and development of local ecological networks, including beyond the District's boundary.'

Some clarification on how improvements/extensions (or contributions to) to biodiversity/ecological networks outside North east Derbyshire will work in practice would be helpful.

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