NatureScot has just published for comment new draft guidance: Developing with Nature. This guidance has been prepared in support of the draft National Planning Framework 4, to inform understanding of The Scottish Government’s approach set out in Policy 3(e) on the Nature Crisis. This policy refers to the inclusion of ‘appropriate measures’ to enhance biodiversity for certain local and non-EIA development. The draft guidance provides advice on 23 such measures, including managing water with nature, providing homes for nature and planting for nature.
The guidance can be viewed on the NatureScot website, where there is a link for submitting responses to three questions. The closing date for the consultation is 4th February 2022.