We influence the planning system

People and wildlife both need space to live and thrive. The Planning system is there to balance the economic, social and environmental needs of the country by creating sustainable communities.

Find out here about the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust’s planning work to ensure wildlife is protected and how you can play your part.

Planning Guides:


The Wildlife Trust has no legal power to stop any direct threats to wildlife. If you believe a protected species or habitat is under immediate threat please contact your local police station via 101 and ask to speak to a Wildlife Crimes Officer. Hampshire Constabulary (covering IoW)

To contact our Planning team, please email planning@hiwwt.org.uk.