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Environment Group

The County Council has a number of environmental specialist teams including:

  • landscape architects
  • ecologists
  • archaeologists
  • data specialists

They are part of the County Council's Economy, Transport and Environment Department.

Their work is important to the shaping of Hampshire's future through development and delivery of environmental programmes. These help to enhance the quality of life and to ensure that as Hampshire's communities develop. They accommodate change while protecting the special character that makes Hampshire such an attractive place to live work and visit.

Hampshire’s natural environment supports a rich diversity of habitats and species. Specialist ecologists maintain a wealth of environmental information, interpreting this information and providing advice to ensure this rich biodiversity is maintained and enhanced.

The historic environment is reflected in the landscape character, buildings and archaeological sites. A dedicated team maintain a record of what has survived from the past and provides advice on the care and protection of these assets.

Whitchurch Silk Mill   grazing the downs

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