Why do I need to read this guide?

This guide sets out how to consider the natural and historic environment when making a neighbourhood plan and has been written by statutory consultees (Environment Agency, Forestry Commission, Historic England and Natural England).

What will I learn from this guide?

  • the opportunities to enhance your environment through plan-making
  • important issues to consider
  • where to find out more
  • good practice and real-life examples
  • a handy checklist to use when developing your Plan to make sure the environment is properly considered

Further reading

You may find the Neighbourhood Planning Roadmap useful. It presents a step by step guide to neighbourhood planning. This can be found in the toolkits and guidance section.

How to consider the environment in Neighbourhood plans (1.7MB pdf)