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Local Development Plan Review

Habitats Regulation Appraisal

Habitats Regulation Appraisal

The LDP Preferred Strategy has been screened to determine whether there will be any likely significant effects on European sites that have been designated for their wildlife and habitats (Natura 2000 sites). This process is part of the Habitats Regulations Appraisal (HRA). There are 21 Natura 2000 sites in Pembrokeshire or close to the boundary of the plan area to be considered. An example of a Natura 2000 site in Pembrokeshire is the Afon Cleddau SAC.

The HRA attempts to predict the potential effects of the LDP on Natura 2000 sites. The HRA will look at the plan in detail to assess the potential effects, both alone and in-combination with other plans and will identify any necessary changes to the plan to ensure that Natura 2000 sites are not impacted.

 

What stage are we at now?

The LDP Deposit has been subject to HRA.  The report has concluded that the Plan will not have a likely significant effect on the European sites.  The report is available for consultation from 15 January 2020 to 18 March 2020.  Comments should be provided on the response form which is included in the Appendix of the HRA Report and can also be downloaded using the link below.

The statutory consultees will comment on the Habitats Regulations Appraisal.

 

HRA Report Non-Technical Summary

HRA Report

 

Completed stages in the HRA process

The LDP Preferred Strategy was screened to determine whether there could be any likely significant effects on European sites that have been designated for their wildlife and habitats (Natura 2000 sites).  This process is part of the Habitats Regulations Appraisal (HRA).

 

The HRA screening predicts the potential effects of the LDP Preferred Strategy on European sites.  There was some uncertainty whether the LDP may have a likely significant effect on European sites at this stage.  The HRA looked at the plan in detail and assessed the potential effects, both alone and in-combination with other plans and identified necessary changes to the Plan to ensure that European sites were not impacted.  Mitigation measures were also identified.

 

The statutory consultees commented on the Habitats Regulations Appraisal of the Preferred Strategy.

 

HRA Screening of Preferred Strategy

 

Please note that the Screening Report is a technical document and was not subject to a public consultation and is provided in English only.

ID: 2504, revised 02/03/2020