We are preparing a new Local Plan to shape how Doncaster develops: how we want it to look and feel; and the policies and proposals needed to guide development to the right places whilst protecting and improving the environment and people’s quality of life.
The Local Plan will include policy used to determine applications for renewable energy developments.
Quality landscape should form an integral part of any development and should be an on-going asset to the local community. It should be appropriate and sympathetic to its setting, and maximise opportunities for wildlife and ecology.
Hedgerows lend beauty and character to rural landscapes and play an integral part in defining the historical landscape of the Borough.
The Notable and Venerable Trees document contains a list of Noteworthy Trees to be found within the Doncaster borough.
Certain trees and hedgerows are protected by law and must not be removed without permission.
Anyone wishing to do works to a protected tree must first get permission, this page will guide you on this process.
Sprotbrough & Cusworth Parish Council Neighbourhood Development Plan
Ecology is the study of all living organisms, their interactions and their habitats. Doncaster Council has a dedicated ecologist who provides advice, guidance and information in order to protect and enhance the biodiversity of the borough.
Follow the links for further information about environmental planning: