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Why is the Northamptonshire BAP relevant?. It just is !!!. Carl Simms Senior Environmental Planner Northamptonshire County Council . Where has BAP come from?. June 1992 – Rio Convention on Biological Diversity 1994 – Launch of UK Biodiversity Action Plan

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why is the northamptonshire bap relevant

Why is the Northamptonshire BAP relevant?

It just is !!!

Carl Simms

Senior Environmental Planner

Northamptonshire County Council

where has bap come from
Where has BAP come from?
  • June 1992 – Rio Convention on Biological Diversity
  • 1994 – Launch of UK Biodiversity Action Plan
  • UK Biodiversity Steering Group – priority habitats and species for action
  • Local BAP - prioritise actions locally
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Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and Habitats Directive 1994.
    • Protect our most important designated sites, species and habitats
  • Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000
    • Better protection of SSSIs and protected species and habitats. Government duty to protect biodiversity
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NERC Duty
  • Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 - raise the profile of biodiversity
  • “Every public authority must, in exercising its functions, have regard, so far as is consistent with the proper exercise of those functions, to the purpose of conserving biodiversity”
  • Extends the CROW duty to all public bodies
who does it apply to
Who does it apply to
  • Local authorities – unitary, county, district, metropolitan, parish and town councils
  • Central Government departments
  • Departmental executive agencies
  • Government offices
  • Non-Ministerial government departments
  • Non-departmental public bodies
  • NHS Trusts
  • Regional assemblies
  • Utility companies
  • Police
  • Fire
  • Prisons
  • Museums
  • Schools
  • Higher education institutions
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PPS 9 & PPS 12
  • RSS – include targets for restoration of priority habitats
  • LDF – consistent with local biodiversity priorities and objectives (the LBAP)
  • Conserve habitats identified in the CROW Act
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Once it has gone its gone

  • Hard to get it back
  • LBAP helps identify what is left
  • Where it can be created and where it can be enhanced
  • Seek advice if needed