Southend Central Area Action Plan & Proposals Map - Proposed Submission

Representation ID: 1323

Received: 17/10/2011

Respondent: Natural England

Representation Summary:

Natural England welcomes this policy.

Full text:

Natural England welcomes this policy. We would, however, recommend that under point 2 the reference to the Ramsar site should be amended to also refer to the SPA, as this is the more relevant designation in terms of the strict legal applicability of the EU Habitats Directive. In relation to point 3.b, whilst we recognise the legitimate safety concerns of users, we would recommend that any such lighting should be so designed as to minimise its impacts upon wildlife (eg by use of 'orange' low-pressure sodium lighting, rather than 'pink' high-pressure sodium or 'white' lighting).