Many areas of land have become contaminated by the residues left behind by activities such as mining, waste disposal and general industrial processes.
There are a range of constraints that may need to be considered when developing in Dorset.
AONBs have the highest status of protection in relation to landscape and scenic beauty.
Information about the ethics you need to consider when building in a conservation area.
Find out about flood risks, if you need an assessment and how they can affect your planning application.
The Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England is compiled and maintained by Historic England under the National Heritage Act 1983.
Minerals are an important resource which need to be safeguarded from sterilisation from non-mineral development.
Any development proposal can impact on conservation sites and protected species, either directly or indirectly.
An update from Natural England about The Somerset Levels and Moors.
Find out if your development is on the green belt and how that affects your application.