LPP2: Site Allocations and Development Management Policies

Habitats Regulations Assessment

1.13 The Council must assess the plan for effects on sites designated under the Habitats Regulations (1994 as amended) as European Sites (including Special Areas of Conservation and Special Protection Areas). This is termed a Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA).

1.14  The strategic assessment of the level of growth in the Borough has been considered as part of the preparation of Local Plan Part 1. However, as Local Plan Part 2 deals with some site allocations, a further HRA has been completed.

1.15  A HRA report on the proposed sites and policies has been produced to support the Pre-Submission Plan.