Development & Biodiversity
Maintaining and enhancing Snowdonia’s biodiversity is a cornerstone of sustainability. A fifth of the area is statutorily protected because of its wildlife, geomorphologic and geological interest. Some species are also statutorily protected and many are found in Snowdonia. The protection of sites and species is a material planning consideration when determining a planning application. It is therefore important to understand how development may have an impact and how this could be reduced.