Biodiversity, Field Ponds, Woodland and Habitat Connectivity
Development proposals should safeguard locally significant habitats and species, especially those protected by relevant English and European legislation, and, where practicable, to create new habitats for wildlife.
Development proposals that damage or result in the loss of trees, woodland and field ponds of historical or ecological significance and amenity value will not be supported. Proposals should be designed to retain and manage these sites and features where practicable. The relevant trees, woodland and field ponds are mapped in figure 9.
Development proposals should not detract from the existing habitat connectivity provided by the wildlife corridor mapped in figure 10.