Presentation on theme: "Biodiversity Adaption in Plymouth Kathryn Deeney Plymouth City Council."— Presentation transcript:
Biodiversity Adaption in Plymouth Kathryn Deeney Plymouth City Council
Context A third of Plymouth designated as green space and surrounded by protected landscapes. Contains mix of habitats, protected species and notable plant and invertebrate interest. Number of measures to reduce our contribution to Climate Change. –5ha per Plymothian only 1.6ha available Methods to encourage adaption –Reduce direct impacts and enhance sites. –Increase resilience.
Reduce Direct Impact ‘Net Gain’ for biodiversity as a result of development. Quantity and / or Quality Policy requirement within Core Strategy. Biodiversity Targets within AAP Site specific ‘Biodiversity Budgets’ to demonstrate a ‘net gain’ is achieved.
Increased Resilience - Networks Facilitate wildlife movement across the City. Corridors, Stepping Stones and Buffers City scale version of ‘Nature Map’ Protected through the planning system –Core Strategy Policy 19 Developed with DBRC Doesn’t prohibit development, but design must encompass the network function.