Strategic Planning for Landscape-Scale Conservation Symposium 2018

Strategic Planning for Landscape-Scale Conservation Symposium 2018

The Strategic Planning for Landscape-Scale Conservation Symposium took place on Thursday 11 October 2018 at Arup - 8 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 4BQ

This Bat Conservation Trust event aimed to share knowledge and best practice regarding strategic, landscape-scale planning for biodiversity (not just bats). It is now widely recognised that we need to act at a landscape-scale to create ecological networks and fulfil the Lawton vision of more, bigger, better and joined sites for nature conservation.

As with previous built environment symposia, we were looking for attendance from a diverse audience representing a cross section of the industries involved in strategic planning for landscape-scale conservation.


The event was hosted by Dr Carol Williams, Director of Conservation at the Bat Conservation Trust, the programme details are available here and the talk slides are available below.

Splsc Symposium Feedback From Delegates On OpportunitiesPresentations

Topic 1: Ecological Networks and Green Infrastructure

The West Berkshire Living Landscape - Bryan Lyttle, West Berkshire District Council

Landscape Decision Making For All - David Lowe, Warwickshire County Council

Delivering Green Infrastructure through the Planning System in the National Forest - Philip Metcalfe, The National Forest Company

Topic 2: Strategic Planning Around Natura 2000 Sites

SPD for the South Hams SAC – a Landscape Approach to Greater Horseshoe Bat Conservation - Chrissy Mason, Devon County Council

What’s good for the goose? The Solent Waders & Brent Goose Strategy and planning - Tristan Norton, Hampshire County Council

Topic 3: Urban Landscape Master Planning

Masterplan-scale Urban Green Infrastructure - Morgan Taylor, Greengage Environmental

Masterplan design, an urban designers point of view - Bea Candala, Arup

Topic 4: Strategic Planning for Species and Species Groups

Landscape level assessments: new approaches for herpetofauna conservation in the south midlands of England - Tony Gent, Amphibian and Reptile Conservation

Putting Bugs on the Map: Identifying Important Invertebrate Areas for the UK - Jamie Robins, Buglife

Using data from the Devon greater horseshoe bat project and the role for ecological networks - Ruth Testa, Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project

Topic 5: LERCs, Local Plans and Lighting

LERCs, Planning the Future - Tom Hunt, Association of Local Environmental Records Centres

Building a Nature Recovery Network: Linking local policy to biodiversity restoration - Dr Gareth Parry, Gloucester Wildlife Trust

Developing guidance to balance the needs of bats and development in a landscape city – a LPA & consultancy double act? - Harry Fox, Clarkson & Woods and Karen Renshaw, Bath and North East Somerset Council

Strategic Planning for Landscape Scale Conservation Symposium feedback from delegates on opportunities available to download from HERE

We are grateful to the symposium sponsors ARUP and Ground Control for their support.

Strategic Planning for Landscape-Scale Conservation Symposium 2018
Strategic Planning for Landscape-Scale Conservation Symposium 2018
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