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Planners' manual for ancient woodland and veteran trees

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Planners' manual for ancient woodland and veteran trees
Publication date 2019
Publication type Practical guidance
Pages 24

Ancient woodland and veteran trees are irreplaceable. But it is still possible to undertake high quality development that respects and responds to the precarious nature of our ancient woods and trees.

This document covers a comprehensive range of issues relating to ancient woodland, veteran trees and planning.

This new updated version of the manual reflects the changes made to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) in 2018 and 2019. We have included the latest clear, workable and accepted definitions of ancient woodland habitats and veteran trees. It also comprises our key recommendations for development in and around these irreplaceable habitats, and useful policy and technical references to support the recommendations.