Policy Documents

The Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981) 

The Protection of Badgers Act (1992) 

The Biodiversity and geological conservation circular provides administrative guidance on the application of the law relating to planning and nature conservation as it applies in England.

The Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act (2006) 

The Animal Welfare Act (2006)

The revised National Planning Policy Framework sets out government's planning policies for England and how these are expected to be applied.

The Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations (2017)

The Water Environment (Water Framework Directive) (England and Wales) Regulations (2017) 

The Biodiversity Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) was adopted by Milton Keynes Council on 18 June 2021, and provides clear guidance on protecting and enhancing  habitats within proposed developments.

Habitats and species of principal importance in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

The Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) outlines the principal issues affecting wildlife in the area, and sets out targets for the restoration of habitats.

Other interesting links

Milton Keynes is an ambitious and innovative city, named as the Greenest City in Britain

The Eco Park - In the heart of the arc outlines the proposal for the OxCam Arc