Ecology and biodiversity

The Ecology Team works to protect and enhance the biodiversity of Shropshire. We do this by providing advice and guidance on wildlife legislation and policy across the council’s functions. We lead on the delivery of statutory biodiversity responsibilities under the Environment Act 2021; collecting, managing and disseminating ecological data to support decision making and by working in partnership with external organisations to promote landscape-scale recovery of nature.

Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Local Nature Recovery Strategy

The latest updates and information on the local nature recovery strategy.

Guidance for development within the River Clun Catchment

Guidance explaining our approach to making decisions on planning applications in the River Clun catchment.

Guidance for ammonia emitting planning applications

Guidance on assessing the impacts of ammonia and nitrogen deposition on sensitive wildlife sites.

Shropshire Ecological Data Network (SEDN)

Find out more about SEDN and view related ecological maps and reports. 

Report a wildlife crime

Advice and guidance for concerned individuals.

Biodiversity Action Plan and Marches Nature Partnership

Archived habitat and species action plans and related documents.

Shropshire Environmental Network and planning applications

View an interactive map showing the Shropshire Environmental Network.

Ecological information to accompany planning applications

Guidance on ecological information to be submitted with planning applications.

Mandatory 10% Biodiversity Net Gain

Information on this new statutory requirement for planning applications.

Contact Ecology and biodiversity