Habitats Regulation Screening Report

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Development Management DPD - Revised Proposed Submission

Representation ID: 1635

Received: 14/05/2014

Respondent: Natural England

Representation Summary:

The Habitats Regulation Assessment linked to this document on the Council's website is dated September 2010, meaning the report is 3 to 31/2 years old.
Development would have taken place during this time and baseline information is likely to have changed, potential for changes in species numbers, locations, increases in the Borough's population, potential for increased recreational pressure and green space access deficiencies may have altered.

The Council needs to be satisfied that the information they are holding is appropriate and current, meeting the needs of the legislation and if the Council are satisfied that the document provides sufficient and appropriate information will need to confirm that.

The approach and methodology used in the 2010 Assessment is acceptable to Natural England and are in line with relevant legislation.

Natural England expects to be consulted on projects or applications which have the potential to impact on designated (Natura 2000) sites, should a developer or applicant not be sure that a project or application may have an impact, then consultation/contact with Natural England is encouraged at an early stage to discuss and consider.