Planning and development: useful information

Planning and development: useful info

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Find useful contact information and resources about planning and development in our three counties.

Useful information about our three counties.

Find information about Environmental Records Centres in our area, plus links to downloadable guides on planning, biodiversity action plans, Local Wildlife Sites and more.

Environmental records centres

Environmental records centres collect and share information about the biodiversity and geology of their area. They can provide information about specific sites in the form of lists reports and maps.

In our counties there are two records centres:

Useful links

Contact information

Find useful contact information for local environmental groups and helplines in each of our three counties.

Berkshire

BBOWT Office

BBOWT, Berks Office
Hasker House, Woolley Firs
Cherry Garden Lane
Maidenhead, Berks SL6 3LJ
Tel: 01628 829574

Environmental Records Centre

Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre (TVERC)
C/O Oxfordshire County Council
Speedwell House
Speedwell Street
Oxford.
OX1 1NE
Tel: 01865 815451
Fax: 01865 713939
Email: tverc@oxfordshire.gov.uk 
Website: http://www.tverc.org/  

Local Authorities - Berkshire

Bracknell Forest Borough Council
Time Square
Market Street
Bracknell
Berkshire RG12 1JD
Tel: 01344 352000
Website: www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk

Reading Borough Council
Civic Centre
Reading
Berkshire
RG1 7TD
Tel: 0118 9390900
Website: www.reading.gov.uk

Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Town Hall
St Ives Road
Maidenhead
Berkshire
SL6 1RF
Tel: 01628 683800
Website: www.rbwm.gov.uk 

Slough Borough Council
Landmark Place
High Street
Slough
Berkshire
SL1 1JL
Tel: 01753 475111
Website: www.slough.gov.uk

West Berkshire Council
Council Offices
Market Street
Newbury
Berkshire
RG14 5LD
Tel: 01635 551111
Website: www.westberks.gov.uk

Wokingham Borough Council
Council Offices
Shute End
Wokingham
Berkshire
RG40 1BN
Tel: 0118 9746000
Website: www.wokingham.gov.uk

Other useful organisations in Berkshire

Binfield (Berkshire) Badger Group
PO Box 3805
Binfield
Berkshire
RG42 1HH
Tel: 07092 234377
Email: badgers@binfieldbadgers.org.uk
Website: www.binfieldbadgers.org.uk

Berkshire and South Buckinghamshire Bat Group
Email: info@berksbats.org.uk
National Bat Helpline: 0345 1300 228
Website: www.berksbats.org.uk

Berkshire Ornithological Club
http://berksoc.org.uk/

CPRE Berkshire
Englefield Estate Office Annexe
Theale
Berkshire
RG7 5DZ
Tel: 0118 9306756
Email: cpreberkshire@btopenworld.com
Website: www.cpreberkshire.org.uk
 

Buckinghamshire

BBOWT Office

BBOWT Community Wildlife Officer (Bucks)
College Lake Nature Reserve
Upper Icknield Way
Bulbourne
Tring, Herts
HP23 5QG
Tel: 01442 826774

Environmental Records Centre

Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Environmental Records Centre
County Hall,
Walton Street
Aylesbury
Bucks
HP20 1UY
Telephone: 01296 382431      
Email:  erc@buckscc.gov.uk
Website: www.bucksmkerc.org.uk

Local Authorities - Buckinghamshire

Buckinghamshire County Council
County Hall
Walton Street
Aylesbury
Buckinghamshire
HP20 1UA
Tel: 01296 395000
Website: www.buckscc.gov.uk

Aylesbury Vale District Council
The Gateway
Gatehouse Road
Exchange Street
Aylesbury
Buckinghamshire
HP19 8FF
Tel: 01296 585858
Website: www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk

Chiltern District Council
King George V House
King George V Road
Amersham
Buckinghamshire
HP6 5AW
Tel: 01494 729000
Website: www.chiltern.gov.uk

Milton Keynes Council
Civic Offices
1 Saxon Gate
Milton Keynes
MK9 3HQ
Tel: 01908 691691
Website: www.milton-keynes.gov.uk

South Buckinghamshire District Council
Capswood
Oxford Road
Denham
Buckinghamshire
UB9 4LH
Tel: 01895 837200
Website: www.southbucks.gov.uk

Wycombe District Council
15 Queen Victoria Road
High Wycombe
Buckinghamshire
HP11 1BB
Tel: 01494 461000
Website: www.wycombe.gov.uk

Other useful organisations in Buckinghamshire

Buckinghamshire Badger Group
The Old Workshop
The Common
Holmer Green
High Wycombe
HP15 6XG
Tel: 01494 715438
Website: www.bucks-badgers.org.uk

Berkshire and South Buckinghamshire Bat Group
Email: info@berksbats.org.uk
National Bat Helpline: 0345 1300 228
Website: www.berksbats.org.uk

North Buckinghamshire Bat Group
Email: info@northbucksbatgroup.org.uk
Website: www.northbucksbatgroup.org.uk

CPRE Buckinghamshire
6 Centre Parade
Place Farm Way
Monks Risborough
HP27 9JS
Email: office@cprebucks.org.uk
Tel: 01844 348829
Website: www.cprebucks.org.uk
 

Oxfordshire

BBOWT Office

BBOWT Community Wildlife Officer (Oxon)
BBOWT, The Lodge
1 Armstrong Road
Littlemore
Oxford
OX4 4XT
Tel: 01865 775476

Environmental Records Centre

Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre (TVERC)
C/O Oxfordshire County Council
Speedwell House
Speedwell Street
Oxford.
OX1 1NE
Tel: 01865 815451
Fax: 01865 713939
Email: tverc@oxfordshire.gov.uk
Website: http://www.tverc.org/

Local Authorities - Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire County Council
County Hall
New Road
Oxford
OX1 1ND
Tel: 01865 792422
Website: www.oxfordshire.gov.uk
      
Cherwell District Council
Bodicote House
White Post Road
Bodicote
Banbury
Oxfordshire
OX15 4AA
Tel: 01295 227001
Website: www.cherwell.gov.uk

Oxford City Council
St Aldate's Chambers
109 St Aldate's
Oxford, OX1 1DS
Tel: 01865 249811
Website: www.oxford.gov.uk

South Oxfordshire District Council
135 Eastern Avenue
Milton Park
Milton
OX14 4SB
Tel: 01235 422422
Website: www.southoxon.gov.uk

Vale of White Horse District Council
135 Eastern Avenue
Milton Park
Milton
OX14 4SB
Tel: 01235 422422
Website: www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk

West Oxfordshire District Council
Elmfield,
New Yatt Road
Witney
Oxfordshire,
OX28 1PB
Tel: 01993 861000
Website: www.westoxon.gov.uk

Other useful organisations in Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire Badger Group
Email via website: www.oxonbadgergroup.org.uk/

Oxfordshire Bat Group
Email: Info@oxfordshirebats.org  
Phone numbers on the website: www.oxfordshirebats.org/

CPRE Oxfordshire
First Floor
20 High Street
Watlington
Oxfordshire
OX49 5PY
Tel: 01491 612079
Email: administrator@cpreoxon.org.uk
Website: www.cpreoxon.org.uk

Trust for Oxfordshire’s Environment (TOE)
Earth Trust Centre
Little Wittenham
Abingdon
Oxfordshire
OX14 4QZ
Tel: 01865 407003
Email: admin@trustforoxfordshire.org.uk
Website: www.trustforoxfordshire.org.uk/

Wild Oxfordshire
The Tower
Manor House
Little Wittenham
Abingdon
Oxford
OX14 4RA
For telephone numbers see website: www.wildoxfordshire.org.uk/

Earth Trust
Earth Trust
Little Wittenham
Oxfordshire OX14 4QZ
Phone: 01865 407792
Email: admin@earthtrust.org.uk
Website: www.earthtrust.org.uk

General

BBOWT Head Office
The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust
The Lodge
1 Armstrong Road
Littlemore
Oxford
OX4 4XT
Tel: 01865 775476
Website: www.bbowt.org.uk

Natural England
6th Floor, Northgate House
21-23 Valpy Street
Reading
Berkshire
RG1 1AF
Telephone: 0300 060 3900
Website: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/natural-england

Thames Valley Police Central Command HQ
Tel: 101 and ask to speak to the local Rural Crime and Wildlife Officer or 999 (In an emergency, where a crime is in progress or there is an immediate threat to life.) Individual Officers names can be found on the website.
Website: www.thamesvalley.police.uk/advice/protecting-your-business/rural-crime/rural-crime-contacts/

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)
Central England Regional Office (Bucks and Oxon)
The RSPB
46 The Green
South Bar
Banbury
Oxfordshire
OX16 9AB
Tel: 01295 253330
Website: www.rspb.org.uk

South East England Regional Office (Berkshire)
The RSPB
1st Floor, Pavilion View
19 New Road
Brighton
East Sussex
BN1 4EA
Tel: 01273 775333
Website: www.rspb.org.uk

Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
655A Christchurch Road
Boscombe
Bournemouth
Dorset
BH1 4AP
01202 391319
Email: enquiries@arc-trust.org
Website: www.arc-trust.org

Bat Conservation Trust
5th floor,
Quadrant House,
250 Kennington Lane,
London
SE11 5RD
Tel: 0345 1300 228
Email: enquiries@bats.org.uk
Website: www.bats.org.uk

Buglife – The Invertebrate Conservation Trust
Bug House
Ham Lane
Orton Waterville
Peterborough
PE2 5UU
Tel: 01733 201 210
Email: see website www.buglife.org.uk

Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE)
CPRE National Office
5- 11 Lavington Street
London
SE1 0NZ
Tel: 0207 9812800
Website: www.cpre.org.uk
CPRE planning help website
Website: www.planninghelp.org.uk

Environment Agency Thames Regional Offices

Kings Meadow House
Kings Meadow Road
Reading
Berkshire
RG1 8DQ
Tel: 08708 506506

Howbery Farm
Crowmarsh Gifford
Wallingford
OX10 8BD
Tel: 01491 828696
Website: www.environment-agency.gov.uk

Environment Agency Pollution Hotline
Tel: 0800 807060

Forestry Commission
South East England Conservancy
Alice Holt
Wrecclesham
Farnham
Surrey
GU10 4LF
Tel: 01420 23337
Website: www.forestry.gov.uk

Freshwater Habitats Trust
Bury Knowle House
North Place
Oxford
OX3 9HY
Tel: 01865 595 505
Email: info@freshwaterhabitats.org.uk
Website: www.freshwaterhabitats.org.uk

RSPCA Advice Line: 0300 1234 555
On-line virtual assistant: https://www.rspca.org.uk/utilities/contactus/askus

Swift Conservation
Website: www.swift-conservation.org
Email: mail@swift-conservation.org

The Woodland Trust
Kempton Way
Grantham
Lincolnshire
NG31 6LL
Tel: 0330 333 3300
Email: england@woodlandtrust.org.uk
Website: www.woodland-trust.org.uk

Areas of Natural Beauty (AONBs)