Neighbourhood plan advice

The Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull area has nationally renowned natural environment data. The Natural Environment, Historic Environment and Landscape service can give you support and advice when preparing your neighbourhood plan.


Our services

Natural environment

Through the Habitat Biodiversity Audit we have mapped all the habitats and boundaries and use this information to understand how species move through the landscape. From this audit we have identified county important sites and potential county important sites that act as stepping stones or wildlife havens.

We also have species records within the Warwickshire Biological Record Centre, and a Sub-regional Green Infrastructure Strategy which you can reference as part of your plan.

We can:

  • Help you understand the evidence and its importance
  • Provide you with the information we have for your area in a report
  • Resurvey any parts of your area where the data is over five years old (best practice)
  • Survey one or more of your potential county important sites to evaluate its importance
  • Help you form your Natural Environment policy.

Historic environment

Within the Historic Environment Record we understand a lot about the history of your area and how it has evolved through time and shaped the Historic Landscape. We can:

  • Arrange a time for you to come into our office and show you what we hold for your area
  • Provide you with the information we have from the Historic Environment Record (HER) for your area
  • Organise a Historic Environment Workshop to equip you with the skills to assess your own area
  • Help you form your Historic Environment policy.

Landscape

We can help you assess what is special about your landscape, how it is valued by local people and understand its sensitivity to change. We can:

  • Help you understand the information and its importance
  • Provide the information we have for your area
  • Help you to identify locally distinctive landscape features, characteristics and special qualities
  • Survey all or some of your area to form Landscape Sensitivity Maps
  • Help you form your Landscape policy.

Charges

ServiceNatural environmentHistoric environmentLandscape
Meet with you to discuss our information and services


Output: meeting

FreeFreeFree
Provide you with the information we have for your area


Output: data and summary report (paper and digital)

£500£250£250
Historic Environment Workshop


Outcome: data and summary report from HER and tools to carry out your own assessment

n/a£1500*n/a
Landscape Workshop


Outcome: data and tools to carry out your own assessment

n/an/a£1500*
Habitat or Landscape Sensitivity Survey your area (or part of)


Output: report (paper and digital)

Circa.£2000***n/aCirca.£3000***
Wildlife Site survey


Output: report (paper and digital)

Circa.£750 per site***n/an/a
Help you form your policy


Output: meeting and written advice.

£250£250£250

*An information report is included
**Size dependent

Neighbourhood plan advice was last updated on September 22, 2017.


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