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Spring 2020: East Anglian Planning and Biodiversity seminar 2019, Environment Bill update, Natural Capital tool launched by Defra, New licence to manage and control alien invasive species, Less than half of local sites in positive conservation management, UN publish draft plan to halt biodiversity crisis, Green Infrastructure Partnership, Potential restrictions for green walls, Healthy weight in women and green space, Derry and Strabane Green Infrastructure plan, Emergency tree plan the UK, Planning for green infrastructure, UK-wide: lottery fund for natural landscapes, Training - embedding the natural capital approach in planning and development, Raynsford review of planning, Garden cities - a guide for planners, Training - understanding the garden city approach, Priority Species focus - Shepherd's needle.

Autumn 2019: East Anglian Planning and Biodiversity seminar 2019, Simple SuDS Guidance, Suffolk RAMS published, Suffolk Biodiversity Validation Checklist updated, TCPA supports Green Infrastructure, Nature can help people's health in urban areas, Green Infrastructure explained in planning guidance, Can parks help cities fight crime? Green Infrastructure Partnership, Protected Species focus - Eurasian Otter.

Autumn 2018: East Anglian Planning and Biodiversity seminar 2018, SusDrain Designers Hub, Brexit White Paper and the Environment, Defra publish 2018 update of UK Biodiversity Statistics, Green Infrastructure Resource Library, GI Partnership, Government Announces Strategy for New Generation of Garden Communities, Hear the Sound of the House Sparrow, ILP and Bat Conservation Trust Publish Guidance on Bats and Lighting, AONB Planning Event, Protected Species Focus - House Sparrow.

Spring 2018: East Anglian Planning and Biodiversity seminar 2017, UK and England Biodiversity Indicators updated, Bat Mitigation Case Studies Forum - Proceedings, Algorithm learns to understand natural beauty, Crime Conviction for Destroying Bat Roosts in Dorset, Essex Coast Recreational disturbance Avoidance and Mitigation Strategy (RAMS), SBIS Biodiversity Checking Service Pilot extended, A Vision for Housing and Nature, Suffolk Wildlife Trust Ecology Courses, Big Biodiversity Challenge for Construction Industry, Green Belt (Protection) Bill, Nature and Environmental Charities questioned on the 25-year Plan for Environment, Protected Species focus - Hedgehog.

Summer 2017: East Anglian Planning and Biodiversity seminar 2017, free training available for Planning Authorities, Ipswich Wildlife Network, Urban Green Space and Health, MPs call for the immediate release of the 25-year plan for nature, UK government publishes Brexit White Paper, District level licensing for Great Crested Newts, Community infrastructure levy review, Using the character of landscapes to inform planning decisions and Green Roofs and Living Walls, with the Protected Species focus on Great Crested Newts.

Autumn 2016: Suffolk and Norfolk Planning & Biodiversity Seminar, Connecting with nature offers a new approach to mental health care, a recreational avoidance and mitigation strategy for Ipswich Borough and Babergh and Suffolk Coastal District Councils, Householder’s guide to engaging an ecologist, Most significant conviction for bat crime ever recorded, National Wildlife Crime Unit funded to 2020, Defra publish guidance for providing and protecting habitat for wild birds, News on biodiversity offsetting, Protected species: how to review planning applications, Street lighting disturbs pollinating moths, State of Nature Report 2016, Natural England response time to planning applications, New Nature After Minerals website, Goodbye to Sue Hooton, Protected Species focus - Bats.

Spring 2015: Demystifying Green Infrastructure report urges property industry to take lead in protecting the natural environment, Suffolk Planning & Biodiversity seminar November 2014, The Value of the Natural Environment Conference, SBP’s Gateway to Priority (BAP) species in Suffolk - update, People, Politics and the Planet debate, Building development creates the majority of bat crimes, Infrastructure Act implemented, Environmental Management Guidance live on Gov.UK, Biodiversity Auditing POSTNote 49, National Pollinator Strategy, Permitted Development Rights, Government Planning Update March 2015, Priority Species focus.

February 2014: Workshop - Delivering the British Standard for Biodiversity & development; Report on Ecological Competency and capacity in LPAs, Brownfield hub launched, New licensing process to be extended to cover bats and dormice, Natural England link to SBP's guidance on bats and small turbines.

October 2013: Date of the 2013 Norfolk and Suffolk Planning and Biodiversity seminar; Draft National Planning Practice Guidance; Link to the updated Validation checklist; Bats and Breathable Membranes; New British Standard for Biodiversity; information about the Association of Local Government Ecologists.