Habitats Regulations Assessment Screening Report Consultation

  • Consultation period: 12/12/2018 - 08/02/2019 ~ 17:00
  • Audience: All residents, businesses and third-sector 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

Please complete this online response form. You can also contact us for a paper copy of the response form by telephoning 01267 228818 or by email.

response form

Alternatively, hard copies of the survey are also available from the Council’s customer service centres and public libraries.Please note that your submission cannot be treated as confidential and all submissions will be available for public inspection. Our privacy notice explains as clearly as possible what we do with your personal data. This is available on our website.

Next Steps

The report will then be reviewed in light of responses received and will be taken forward to inform the HRA of the revised Deposit LDP.