More information on our Ecology Service and environmental policy.
Biodiversity Action Plan
Worcestershire biodiversity action plan identifies 17 habitats and 26 species, or species groups, which are of particular conservation priority.
Ecology Planning Advice
The National Planning Policy Framework (2012) sets out the national policies on the protection of biodiversity within the planning system.
Protected and Notable Species
The Worcestershire County Council ecology team provide a range of in-house ecological services.
Worcestershire Habitat Inventory
The Worcestershire Habitat Inventory 2 is a mapping tool that displays land use and habitat data.
Roadside Verge Nature Reserves
The purpose of the project is to identify, protect and manage verges of significant conservation interest.
The Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006
The act created Natural England and the Commission for Rural Communities.
Worcestershire Local Sites Partnership
Worcestershire has a rich and diverse countryside which includes areas of international, national, county and local importance.
Worcestershire Pollinator Strategy
In October 2015 Worcestershire County Council declared itself a ‘pollinator-friendly’ county.
Landscape Character Assessment
Landscape Character Assessment is a tool for identifying the patterns that make each type of landscape distinct to those who live and work in it.
Landscape Character Assessment supplementary guidance
The Landscape Character Assessment supplementary guidance document.
Other planning pages
Planning policy and strategy
Information about the different planning policies, strategies and supporting information that helps guide development in Worcestershire.
Check the progress of planning applications or find out how to comment on them.