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Kent Biodiversity Action Plan Newsletter

Policy & Legislation

Draft National Planning Framework Consultation

This is quite a helpful summary note of the new National Planning Policy Framework as a whole.

The consultation closes on the 17th of October 2011 and responses can be sent through Survey Monkey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KZKH35Z

Reports and Bulletins

ARCH- Habitat Survey 2011

This is the latest progress map.

For more information contact Chris Blair-Myers << chris.blair-myers@kent.gov.uk >>

Issue 13 of the Kent Mammal Group E-Bulletin is now available

A report on the North West Kent Countryside Partnership's Naturally Active project is available from here:

Read More →

The Forestry Commission has a new useful portal to gather research information on Green Infrastructure.

Read More →

Events

KBP’s Annual Forum

Due to our recent application to become a Local Nature Partnership, we’ll be hosting a normal meeting of the Steering Group on the 13th of September instead of the Forum. Our intention was to dedicate this year’s forum to the Target Review but given the wider remit of LNPs, it’ll be more appropriate to carry out the review with the input of new partners and to ensure that we get the science right by using the data being generated by the ARCH project.

The meeting agenda will be circulated next week.

Animals, Man and Treescapes The interactions between grazing animals, people and wooded landscapes- Sheffield Hallam University 14th to the 16th September 2011

Booking Form

National Friends Group Conference

The National Federation of Parks and Green Spaces (NFPGS) are holding their first conference on World Parks Day, Saturday 17th September in Birmingham. The conference will be free to all friends and community groups and following a successful Awards for All bid, some money is available to help pay for travel subsidies; the amount given to each delegate will depend on the overall number of delegates who attend and distance travelled. The conference will focus on a variety of topics including finding funding for your green space, nature and biodiversity and health in parks including other topical subjects. The full programme for the day will also be announced in the next couple of weeks.

The advert for the conference and the application form are now available on the GreenSpace website under the NFPGS webpage.

The closing date for all application forms is the 24th August so interested delegates will need to send in their forms as soon as possible to ensure that they have a place on the day. Please pass this along to community groups in your patch.

2011 South East Amphibian and Reptile Group Conference hosted by KRAG at Chatham Maritime on November 19th

See the preliminary outline for more details.

Please send in news, articles or any event details for the next edition by Monday 12th of September

Kent Biodiversity Partnership c/o Kent County Council | Tel: 01622 221537 | info@kentbap.org.uk

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