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Ecology, geology and biodiversity

Derbyshire has a rich and diverse natural environment, supporting many different habitats, species, and types of geology.

We seek to protect this natural environment when considering planning applications, and when working.


Ecology has to be considered 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 maintain and develop the Derbyshire Local Geological Sites system. The Conservation and Design Group holds a register of sites of geological importance in the county. This is used for educational and development control.


We work with partner organisations to develop and implement the Lowland Derbyshire and Peak District Local Biodiversity Action Plans.


Tom French
Tel: 01629 539784