Archived Page: Waste Core Strategy Habitat Regulations
Plans and projects which have the potential to affect European
sites of nature conservation importance have to be assessed against
the requirements of the Habitats Regulations.
The Habitats Regulations Assessment has been carried out
alongside the development of the Waste Core Strategy to
determine whether the Strategy will have any likely significant
effects on the integrity of any European designated sites.
Assessment has been undertaken at the following stages in
preparation of the Waste Core Strategy:
Initial Habitat Regulations Assessment
An Initial Habitats Regulations
Assessment (PDF 8.7 MB) was undertaken of the Waste Core
Strategy Emerging Preferred Options Report.
That assessment aimed to identify broad areas that would not
require detailed consideration of the Habitats Regulations and
those that would.
Full Habitat Regulations Assessment
The "First Draft Submission" document included a detailed
methodology of how we proposed to identify "Areas of Search" and
the Publication Document set out a "Spatial Strategy".
A Full Habitats
Regulations Assessment (PDF 4.36MB) was undertaken for the
identified areas of search and informed the development of the
Addendum to the Waste Core Strategy Habitats Regulations
Following representations on the soundness and legal compliance
of the Waste Core Strategy during the Publication Document (Regulation
27) consultation (which was held from March to May 2011), it
became clear that further Habitats Regulations Assessment of the
Waste Core Strategy was required. This work was completed and is
set out in an
Addendum to the Habitats Regulations Assessment (PDF 448
KB) (and associated
Figure 2.4 and
This has informed the development of an Addendum to the Waste Core Strategy
Submission document which was consulted on from October
to November 2011, as well as an Sustainability Appraisal of the Submission Document
Record of Screening Decision
Following consideration of all the above stages of assessment,
we conducted a
Screening Assessment (PDF 80KB) of the Waste Core
Strategy Development Plan Document in accordance with the
requirements of the Conservation of Habitats and Species
An assessment (PDF 113 KB) has been undertaken to
take account of any implications of the
Proposed Changes – 5th April (PDF 1.8 MB), and an
Updated Habitats Regulations Assessment Screening Decision (PDF 99
KB) was published alongside the consultation on the proposed
changes from 5th April 2012 to 5.30pm on
21st May 2012.
How the work has been carried out
We used external consultants to undertake the Sustainability Appraisal and Habitats
Regulations Assessment of all the early stages of the development
of the Waste Core Strategy in order to give us an impartial advice.
In order to save costs however, we undertook the later stages of
assessment with in-house staff.
Your local planning authority is responsible for
deciding whether a development should go ahead
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