Habitat management plan – Level of detail required

The level of detail required in the landscape and habitat management plan needs to be commensurate with the complexity and extent of the landscaped areas.Β If there is a limited amount of landscaping, then a simple plan would be acceptable, commensurate with the significance of the area assessed.

Where the suitably qualified ecologist, appointed prior to commencement of activities on site, confirms that a landscaping and habitat management plan is not applicable due to the nature of the site and its surroundings, such as being nearly all or entirely hardstanding or having little or no external space, then full credits can be awarded for demonstrating that the relevant legislation has been followed.