Housing development under construction. Potton, Bedfordshire, England

Construction cases

New houses are needed. By working with government, local councils, developers and stakeholders we help ensure proposals don't damage the environment.

We will always work towards a solution which benefits the environment and its wildlife. Where a proposal is threatening to have a detrimental impact on protected habitats and species, we will object to the development.


Dark-bellied Brent Geese | The RSPB flock over the Essex coast

Bradwell B

Plans for a nuclear power station on the Blackwater Estuary threaten internationally important species and habitats.

Oystercatcher flock in flight over water.

Coul Links

A proposed golf course threatens a protected area of valuable coastal dune habitat, home to many species of wildlife.

Aerial Danube Delta

Danube Delta

The Danube Delta is well known as one of Europe's premier wetlands.

Sandwell Valley RSPB reserve, panorama from visitor centre

Draft Black Country Local Plan

Draft Local Plan could put RSPB nature reserve at risk – 50 house development allocated at entrance to site.


Glendye Windfarm

We have objected to this windfarm due to the very high collision risk for golden eagle, white-tailed eagle and red kite.

Pied wheatear


Since 2007 more than 360 projects were proposed which will cause direct harm to feeding habitats of red-breasted geese.

 Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos, singing from a hawthorn bush, Minsmere, Suffolk

Lodge Hill, Chattenden Woods, Kent

Fighting plans to develop housing at Lodge Hill - one of the most important sites in the country for nightingales.

David Douglas (Conservation Scientist) heads up a team looking into the effects of a wind farm on Golden plover Pluvialis apricaria, Sutherland, Scotland

Menie golf course development

Money trumps good intentions as damaging plans for a golf course, resort & housing at Menie, Aberdeen are consented.


North Uist Spaceport

A planning application for a space port at Scolpaig, North Uist has been submitted.

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Saint Helena

Construction of an airport & the development of tourism in St Helena may have a profound effect on the environment.


Save Swanscombe Marshes

A Disneyland proposal could lead to one of the largest ever losses of designated habitat in England.


Shetland Spaceport

Proposed Unst Spaceport agrees that no rockets would be launched in main bird breeding season to reduce impacts.

Minsmere RSPB Reserve, pond and sand martin bank

Sizewell C new nuclear power station, Suffolk

The Sizewell C development has the potential to have a major impact on one of the UK's most wildlife-rich areas.


Space Hub Sutherland

The Highland Council has granted planning permission for a spaceport in Sutherland’s A’ Mhòine peninsula

Dartford warbler, Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset

Talbot Heath

A potentially-disastrous housing development for the protected wildlife of Talbot Heath has been rejected.

Dark-bellied Brent Geese | The RSPB flock over the Essex coast

Tipner West

Plans to destroy c30ha of internationally important intertidal and roosting habitat, including mud flats

Woodlark Lullula arborea back view

West Brandon road and housing

Rare and vulnerable birds are under threat from development in one of the UK's most unique and wildlife-rich landscapes.