The information below will assist applicants and developers in identifying the potential for projects and proposals to impact on biodiversity. It will also inform planning officers and ecologists of the level of information required to adequately assess the effects of a development proposal on biodiversity interests.
Many planning applications require the submission of ecological information. Every development in Wales must provide a Net Benefit for Biodiversity (NBB) and must minimise harm to wildlife and the natural environment. Carmarthenshire is home to many species and habitats that are protected by legislation, national policy and the Local Development Plan.