Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA)

A Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA) screening is required under the European directive 92/43/EEC for plans that may have an impact on European (Natura 2000) Sites.

The HRA screening has assessed the impacts of implementing the Neighbourhood Plan on local Special Area of Conservation (SAC) sites. Its purpose is to consider the impacts of the plan against the conservation objectives of the sites and to examine whether it would be likely to have a significant adverse effect on the integrity of the site. The HRA screening concludes that no likely significant effects are expected as a result of the majority of the Neighbourhood Plan policies and recommends a number of mitigation measures in relation to site allocation and water runoff. This has been acted on and Policy 2 includes mitigation measures.

Download a copy of the Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA)