Habitats Regulations Assessment Report– Deposit Plan

  • Consultation period: 29/01/2020 - 27/03/2020 ~ 16:30
  • Audience: All residents and businesses / organisations
  • Area: Carmarthenshire
  • Council department / service: Environment, Planning Services

Why are we consulting

Under the Habitats Regulations, the Council is required to assess whether the revised Local Development Plan (LDP) is likely to have a significant effect on the integrity of any European Site either directly or indirectly, alone, or in combination with other plans and projects.

This mandatory process is known as a Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA). European Sites are Special Areas of Conservation (SACs), European Marine Sites (EMS) and Special Protection Areas (SPAs). Under UK and Welsh Government policy, proposed European Sites and Ramsar sites are given the same level of protection as designated European Sites and therefore need to be considered by the HRA.

The HRA of the LDP must be undertaken in parallel with, but separately to the SA/SEA, and the findings of each process will inform each assessment. The HRA should be undertaken throughout the LDP preparation process.

How to get involved

Online survey

Please note that all comments submitted will be made available for public inspection and cannot be treated as confidential.

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Next Steps

Any representations received will be reported to the County Council so that they can be considered by all of the Authority’s Councillors.

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