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  • Mochyn Daear

    Guidance on encountering Badgers, a protected species, and their sets during the development process including regulations, requirements and actions.

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  • Ystlum

    Guidance on encountering Bats, a protected species, during the development process including regulations, requirements and actions.

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  • Birds

    Guidance on encountering Birds during the development process including regulations, requirements and actions in particular to protected species and their habitats.

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  • Pathew

    Dormice (Muscardinus avellanarius) are about the same size as other mice (weight 17-20g, but can weigh up to 30-40g just before hibernation. Their head-body length is 6–9cm, with tail length 5.5–8cm. It is one of our most recognisable small rodents because of its golden fur, furry tail and large black eyes.

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  • Ecological Surveys

    There are a number of ecological surveys that could be carried out to gather additional information about ecology on a development site. Below is some generic advice on what Bridgend County Borough Council expects to accompany applications.

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  • Madfall Gribog

    Great Crested newts (GCN) (Triturus cristatus) are the largest of the three UK newt species, reaching a maximum adult length of 17cm, and can be found across much of the mainland.

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  • Invasive Species

    The term 'non-native species' is the equivalent of 'alien species' as used by the Convention on Biological Diversity . It refers to a species, subspecies or lower taxon, introduced (i.e. by human action) outside its natural past or present distribution; includes any part, e.g. seeds, vegetative growth of such species that might survive and subsequently reproduce.

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  • Dwrgi

    Particular species of flora and fauna within Wales are subject to special protection.

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  • Priority Habitats

    Bridgend contains a number of internationally, nationally and locally important sites for nature and geological conservation. These sites are of primary importance for Bridgend and form the core ecological network which is a vital part of Bridgend’s natural heritage and recreational resource.

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  • Protected Areas

    Bridgend contains a number of internationally, nationally and locally important sites for nature and geological conservation. These sites are of primary importance for Bridgend and form the core ecological network which is a vital part of Bridgend’s natural heritage and recreational resource.

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  • Reptiles and Amphibians

    Amphibians and Reptiles are two ancient groups of animals. The study of Amphibians and Reptiles is known as Herpetology and together both groups of animals are referred to as herpetofauna or herptiles.

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  • Solar farms

    Bridgend County Borough Council’s Supplementary Planning Guidance 2 Householder Development

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  • Trees

    Particular species of flora and fauna within Wales are subject to special protection.

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  • Vegetation Clearance

    Particular species of flora and fauna within Wales are subject to special protection. This is normally because of their vulnerable conservation status, for example because they are endangered or are suffering decline in numbers or range, either within the context of the UK or the European Community, or because they can be the victims of persecution or cruelty (such as that inflicted on badgers or the collection of the eggs of birds). These species are protected under legislation that is independent of, but closely related to, the Town and Country Planning legislation in Wales.

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  • Wind farms

    Bridgend County Borough Council’s Supplementary Planning Guidance 2 Householder Development

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Key Information

Download Bridgend County Borough Council’s Biodiversity Design Guidance Sheets

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