Providing net gain for biodiversity SPD

The providing net gain for biodiversity SPD provides specific guidance for Local Plan Policy NE3: protecting the natural environment of the adopted Harrogate district Local Plan 2014-2035 and general advice on how all developments can deliver benefits for biodiversity.

For further information and details of the validation criteria for planning applications please visit the Local Plan requirement - Policy NE3: Natural Environment page.

Further information on SPDs and details of other adopted SPDs can be found by visiting the local planning guidance and SPDs page.

Providing net gain for biodiversity SPD 2021
Technical update December 2021
May 2022 update
Legal agreement template

Development of the SPD

The providing net gain for biodiversity SPD was adopted on 1 June 2021. The adoption statement, consultation statement and SEA screening can be viewed below:

Providing net gain for biodiversity SPD adoption statement 2021
Providing net gain for biodiversity SPD consultation statement 2021
Providing net gain for biodiversity SPD SEA screening 2021