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.
The latest updates and information on the local nature recovery strategy.
Guidance explaining our approach to making decisions on planning applications in the River Clun catchment.
Guidance on assessing the impacts of ammonia and nitrogen deposition on sensitive wildlife sites.
Find out more about SEDN and view related ecological maps and reports.
Advice and guidance for concerned individuals.
Archived habitat and species action plans and related documents.
View an interactive map showing the Shropshire Environmental Network.
Guidance on ecological information to be submitted with planning applications.
Information on this new statutory requirement for planning applications.