Different wildlife and planning legislation and policy affects the construction industry across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The Task Group have identified UK Government policy on biodiversity.
Working with the grain of nature outlines the Government’s strategy for embedding biodiversity considerations in all main sectors of public policy in England and sets out a programme for the future to make the changes necessary to conserve, enhance and work with the grain of nature and ecosystems rather than against them. The strategy will be regularly reviewed – visit the Defra website for further information about the strategy and associated policies.
In June 1992, the Convention of Biological Diversity was signed by 159 governments at the Earth Summit, which took place in Rio de Janeiro (the ‘Rio Convention’) which provides a legal framework for global biodiversity conservation. In the UK, Government responded by creating the UK Biodiversity Action Plan (UK BAP) and UK Biodiversity Steering Group in 1993/94.