Policies and Position Statements

Policies and Position Statements

The Trust's focus in the area of planning and development is based on getting the best deal for wildlife. In practice, this might mean campaigning against a major infrastructure development because it’s not in the best interest of wildlife. 

At the point at which a major development is approved, our attention must turn to getting the best deal for wildlife through mitigation. The alternative – that we do nothing – is not an option.

It is often necessary to plan for mitigation in parallel with our campaigning, but we ensure that mitigation is not used as a pawn in the approval process.

The Trust's policies and position statements on key issues affecting wildlife and nature in Essex can be found below.