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Habitat Regulations Assessment for Submission

It has been necessary to carry out a Habitats Regulations Assesssment of the Local Development Plan to ensure the Plan has no adverse impact on any Natura 2000 site and to meet the requirements of the European Directives 92/43/EEC (the 'Habitats Directive') and 79/409/EEC (the 'Birds Directive').

Natura 2000 sites are a network of sites to protect habitats and species of European importance designated as either Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) or Special Protection Areas (SPAs). More information on Natura 2000 sites can be found on the website of the Joint Nature Conservation Committee.

The Habitats Regulations Assessment has been carried out in two stages: an initial screening stage to determine if there are any 'likely significant effects' of the Plan on any Natura 2000 site; and a subsequent 'Appropriate Assessment' stage to determine if any likely significant effect will amount to an adverse impact on the integrity of any Natura 2000 site. Links to the reports and appendices for the two stages can be found below.

Appropriate Assessment  (revised following representations from the Countryside Council for Wales on the Deposit Local Development Plan)

Local Development Plan Appropriate Assessment Report
Appendix 1 Consultation commentary on the screening stage
Appendix 2 European Site Characterisations
Appendix 3 Plans & Programmes Review
Appendix 4 Policy Screening
Appendix 5 Site Allocations Screening
Appendix 6 Likely Significant Effects Screening Assessment
Appendix 7 Appropriate Assessment Data Proformas


Local Development Plan Habitat Regulations Assessment Screening Report
Appendix 1 European Site Descriptions
Appendix 2 Policy Screening
Appendix 3 Plans & Programmes Review
Appendix 4 Site Allocations Screening
Appendix 5 Likely Significant Effects Screening Assessment