Environmental Review

Balancing growth and development with preservation of our natural resources during the Planning process is the main focus for the Environmental Review Section.

Environmental Review

Environmental Review

The balance of growth and development is accomplished through addressing all of the following areas during review of a project and providing comments to the Planning Department case manager for a particular development project: Tree Preservation & Removal/Replacement,Landscape and Screening, Erosion & Sediment Control Plan, Threatened & Endangered Species Protection, Well Management Plans, Hazardous Materials Assessments, Wetland Protection, Habitat Preservation and Wetland Mitigation & Monitoring. read on Environmental Review

Citizen Related Information

Citizen Related Information

The primary duties of the Environmental Review program is to evaluate development proposals for consistency with the environmental policies of the the Manatee County Comprehensive Plan and Land Development. Additionally, our staff responds to complaints regarding violations of those policies and conducts inspections to determine if projects are being constructed in accordance with approvals and to determine if any violations have occurred within already constructed developments. Staff also spends a significant amount of time talking to potential purchasers and sellers of property to provide information regarding the environmental policies of Manatee County.

Listed below are some user friendly links for residents, visitors and potential citizens of Manatee County. Check out the Developer Related Section of our website to get more specific details regarding rules and regulations for development in Manatee County.

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