Cornwall Wildlife Trust welcomes assurance earlier this week from the Housing Minister, Dominic Raab, that protection for wildlife will be recognised in the National Planning Policy Framework which is currently out for public consultation.
Local Wildlife Sites - often called County Wildlife Sites here in Cornwall - make up some 10% of Cornwall and provide important natural havens of County importance for some of our most valuable wildlife and it is vital they are recognised and protected.
Housing Minister, Dominic Raab, has been quoted in this week’s media as saying,
“There is absolutely no intention of watering down wildlife protections. The NPPF is out for consultation and before it is finalised we will make any changes necessary to ensure that protection for local wildlife sites is clear.”