Evidence base documents

Biodiversity audit

The Pendle Biodiversity Audit forms a key part of the evidence base for the Local Plan. The Biodiversity Audit brings together information on biodiversity issues and looks at the current distribution of wildlife habitats, animal and plant species through Pendle. It provides a signpost to key sources of information on the natural environment.

What's happening next?

The Biodiversity Audit was adopted in September 2010 and is available to view in the Documents to download section below.

In future the biodiversity audit will be incorporated into the Green Infrastructure Strategy which is likely to be prepared in 2014/15. This will help inform the Local Plan Part 2: Site Allocations and Development Policies.

What have we done so far?

The Pendle Biodiversity Audit was compiled over a number of months with help and advice from Pendle Council's Environmental Officer, Lancashire County Council Ecology Unit and the Lancashire Wildlife Trust.

It establishes baseline data for regular monitoring that will help to highlight any improvement or deterioration that occurs as a result of our on-going efforts to protect and enhance our natural heritage.

Documents to download

Pendle Biodiversity Audit 2010