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POLICY QL17 - Sites of Regional or Local Wildlife Importance

Development proposals which would have an adverse effect, or would result in an unacceptable risk of an adverse effect, on a Local Nature Reserve, Special Wildlife Site or a Site of Wildlife Importance (subject to a Section 39 Agreement under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981) will not be permitted unless it can be demonstrated that;

  1. the reasons for the development outweigh the intrinsic value of the site and the need to safeguard the network of such sites;
  2. there are no reasonable alternative sites or solutions to accommodate the development proposed; and
  3. that appropriate compensatory habitat provision or management is provided and maintained. 

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