Within 12 months of the grant of this permission, an Environment and Biodiversity Strategy shall be prepared and submitted to the local planning authority that confirms the feasibility of providing habitat mitigation and compensatory habitat equivalent to be 363.55 area based biodiversity units and 20 river units (including habitats identified as of High Distinctiveness in Table 4.7 of the Supplementary Environmental Statement (September 2020) within the site and / or off-site, and the mechanisms for its provision and on-going management. The Strategy shall be approved by the local planning authority, The Environment and Biodiversity Strategy shall include a timetable for its periodic review and shall be updated in accordance with that approved timetable to include the following for any agreed phase of development:
• The details of any new and enhanced biodiversity to be created on site,
• The details of viable compensation habitat where on-site mitigation is demonstrated not to be feasible,
• The details of treatment of site boundaries and/or buffers around water bodies,
• The details of long-term maintenance regimes and management responsibilities.
The identified mitigation and, where demonstrated to be necessary and feasible, compensation shall be provided in accordance with the Strategy and any subsequent agreed amendments to it, and shall be implemented within 12 months of occupation.
Reason: to establish a framework for biodiversity.