Natural environment and biodiversity

Chapter 27 of the Local Plan 2018-2033 (adopted June 2020) sets out the Council's policies on the natural environment and biodiversity. A Habitats Regulations Assessment of the Local Plan was carried out and is available on the evidence studies page.

The Council's interactive map shows the location of internationally, nationally, and locally designated wildlife sites.

Epping Forest Special Area of Conservation (SAC)

You can view the following documents as PDF files:

Useful links

You can find further information on the Natural Environment at: