Southend Central Area Action Plan & Proposals Map - Proposed Submission
Representation ID: 1323
Respondent: Natural England
Natural England welcomes this policy.
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).