Decision details

Peterborough Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity Supplementary Planning Document - JAN18/CAB/85

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


Cabinet considered the report and RESOLVED to approved the Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity Supplementary Planning Document for the purpose of public consultation, subject to the amended map appropriately referencing urban areas.


Reasons for the decision:

There is no statutory duty to prepare this SPD. However, without this “one stop shop”, developers could be confused or misinformed in relation to appropriate consideration and implementation of biodiversity and green infrastructure requirements in Peterborough. This could have an impact on development coming forward as additional time would need to be spent on applications where biodiversity and GI issues occur.


In addition, this SPD provides a focus for identifying and driving forward delivery of priority GI projects in partnership with a wide range of environmental organisations and community groups within Peterborough.


Alternative options considered:

Alternative options considered were:


Option 1 - do not update the 2006 Green Grid Strategy and various biodiversity guidance notes available on the Council’s website. This would represent a missed opportunity to simplify the process for those requiring advice in relation to both biodiversity and green infrastructure, as such this is not the preferred option.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Background Documents:

Biodiversity 2020: A strategy for England’s wildlife and ecosystem services, Defra 2011


Making Space for Nature: a Review of England’s Wildlife Sites and Ecological Network, Defra 2010


The Natural Choice: Securing the Value of Nature, Defra 2011


Peterborough Green Grid Strategy, 2007

Publication date: 15/01/2018

Date of decision: 15/01/2018