Planners' manual for ancient woodland and veteran trees
This practical guide covers a comprehensive range of issues relating to ancient woodland, veteran trees and planning in England.
It reflects changes made to the National Planning Policy Framework in 2018 and 2019 and includes the latest workable and accepted definitions of ancient woodland and veteran trees.
The guide also lists our key recommendations and useful policy and technical references in their support.
We also have a similar guide for Scotland.Download PDF (3.37 MB)
Maximising the benefits of woods and trees for local authorities
Impacts of nearby development on ancient woodland
Impacts of nearby development on ancient woodland - addendum
Residential developments and trees: a guide for planners and developers
Local authority tree strategies - suggested policy to meet statutory biodiversity obligations