Biodiversity is the richness and diversity of habitats and species. Some habitats and species are recognised as being of international or national importance while others may be of local significance. All contribute to, and help to define, the natural character of a given area. Wildlife of our rural and coastal open spaces constitutes a significant part of people's contact with the natural environment in Conwy and fortunately many of these places are easily accessible, adding to the quality of life. Biodiversity is an integral part of a healthy and functional natural environment.
This SPG has now been adopted as council policy with effect from November 2014. SPGs help to make sure certain policies and proposals are better understood and applied more effectively. They do not have the same status as policies in adopted development plans but we use them to help us make decisions on planning applications.