Save Our Local Wildlife Sites!

Friday 4th May 2018

Birmingham and Black Country's 586 Local Wildlife Sites covering 4778ha are at risk of future development. #ActSwiftly to save our local wildlife.

Proposed changes to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) are putting our local wildlife sites at risk of being lost to new developments.

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) is the guide that local planners use to make decisions about planning applications.

It is being changed to allow decisions on developments to be made more quickly, but the proposed changes could also have a devastating impact on the quality of the environment.

The new NPPF guidance the government is consulting on no longer mentions Local Wildlife Sites (LWS) - which puts them at risk of future development.