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Planning and Ecology

28 May 2020 at 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM / Scotland / Online

28 May 2020 at 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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RTPI Highlands and Islands | [email protected]

The Cairngorms National Park is the UK’s largest protected landscape. Being home to around 25% of the UK’s threatened bird, animal and plant species and having around 50% land protected by European nature designations, it is one of the country’s most sensitive locations for development. National Park Authority ecologist, Dr Sally Mackenzie will give a talk on how ecology, habitats and protected species have been taken account of in development within the Park, including the importance of habitat and species management plans.

Core CPD Framework

- Design

- Health & Inclusive Planning

- Environmental Planning


By attending this event you will have a greater understanding of the following:

Design – Discover the intersection between planning for biodiversity and design including: 

  • Pre-application advice
  • Ecological opportunity plans
  • Designing SUDS schemes

Health & Inclusive Planning - Multifunctional greenspace can provided benefits to wildlife and human populations.

  • Mental health well-being through provision of greenspace
  • Multifunctional benefits of SUDS schemes
  • Multifunctional benefits of habitat management

Environmental Planning - Through highlighting the production and implementation of:

  • Habitat Regulations Assessments
  • Species Protection Plans
  • Habitat Management Plans