Ecology, geology and biodiversity


Derbyshire has a rich and diverse natural environment, supporting a variety of habitats, species, and types of geology. We seek to protect the natural environment when considering planning applications, and when undertaking our work.


Ecology has to be taken into account when a planning application is being determined. This includes considering the potential impacts of developments on habitats, wildlife, protected species and designated sites. The county ecologist advises us on planning applications and any other ecological issues.


We work with various partners to ensure the maintenance and development of the Derbyshire Local Geological Sites system. The Conservation and Design Group hold a register of sites of geological importance in the county. This is used for educational and development control.


We work closely with many partner organisations in developing and implementing the Lowland Derbyshire and Peak District Local Biodiversity Action Plans.


Tom French
Tel: 01629 539784