What do we do?
We have a county ecologist and a planning ecologist. Their responsibilities are to:
- promote the cause of biodiversity
- help the council to protect and enhance important habitats and species when carrying out its work
- provide advice on development plans
- assist development of the Shropshire Ecological Data Network (SEDN) and ensure that council data is provided to the network where appropriate
We also have a biodiversity officer whose job is to coordinate actions that help the Shropshire Biodiversity Partnership achieve targets set in the Shropshire Biodiversity Action Plan (SBAP). You can find out more about the SBAP by following the links on this page. A link is also provided to the website of the Shropshire Biodiversity Partnership - the Natural Shropshire website.
The biodiversity officer is currently involved in the development of a local nature partnership (LNP) for Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin. The purpose of LNPs is to bring a diverse range of individuals, businesses and organisations together at a local level to create a vision and plan of action for how the natural environment can be taken into account in decision making. For more details visit the Local Nature Partnership web page using the link on this page.
How can we help you?
You are welcome to come to us for information or advice on wildlife issues. If we can help you we will. If we can't help we will try to refer you to someone who can. For example, we might refer you to one of our countryside sections or to the Shropshire Wildlife Trust. You can follow the links on this page to find their contact details.
Shropshire Council is working closely with Natural England and the Shropshire Wildlife Trust in the development of the Shropshire Ecological Data Network (SEDN). This is a network of wildlife experts who pool wildlife information for use by a wide range of organisations and individuals, including planning authorities. General enquiries or data requests should be made to the Shropshire Wildlife Trust. More information can be found on the Natural Shropshire web site. Please refer to the links on this page.