Wildlife and countryside

If it is possible that your development might affect the habitat of bats or great crested newts then you may be required to submit an assessment with your application.

Any building project, including alterations to existing buildings can affect wildlife, and in particular Protected Species such as bats and newts. Surveys may need to be supplied with applications please see the links below for more information. Your development project, no matter how small or large, can make provision for some new features for wildlife.

► Planning and wildlife

► Verges


Additional information

Natural England is the government's adviser for the natural environment in England.