The first purpose of the National Park is to ensure that the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the protected landscape is conserved. As the local planning authority, the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority has an obligation to ensure that development is appropriate to the National Park and that it does not damage the special landscape and wildlife around us.
All of the information contained on these pages is for guidance and information ONLY. For specific queries and when making planning applications, specialist planning and/or ecological advice should be taken. The need to obtain ecological surveys and the relevant licences required for some protected species should be identified early in the development process, ideally before the planning application is submitted. This will avoid unnecessary delays to the planning application.
Authority Approved Planning Guidance (AAPG) for Biodiversity and Geodiversity
Conserving wildlife is an integral part of development control. Please refer to the guidance provided below before submitting a planning application, which is available as full guidance and as summary versions for use by householders and developers.
NOTE: This document was revised in June 2008 - please replace any previous version with the one below.
Biodiversity Information Service (BIS) - Powys and the Brecon Beacons National Park
Biodiversity By Design TCPA Sustainable Communities guide. It's aim is to provide guidance on how to maximise the opportunities for biodiversity in the planning and design of sustainable communities. It covers each stage of the design process, presenting a toolkit of best practice that can be tailored to different scales of opportunity.
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