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Planning Policy Statement 9: Biodiversity and Geological Conservation (PPS9) (now replaced by the National Planning Policy Framework) sets out national planning policies on the protection of biodiversity and geological conservation.
This guide complements those publications and provides good practice guidance on ways regional planning bodies and local planning authorities can help deliver the national policies in the National Planning Policy Framework and comply with legal requirements set out in circular 06/2005.