Proposed Revisions to Draft Local Plan (Preferred Options)

Comment ID 11420161/1/8530260/-
Document Section 3. Other Comments (no name) [View all comments on this section]
Respondent Natural England - Natural England [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 17 Mar 2017
Do you consider the document is Legally Compliant?
Do you consider the document is Sound?
On which grounds do you consider the document unsound? (if applicable)

Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA)
Natural England is pleased to note that many of the comments made in our formal response (our ref: 156572) to the first draft HRA have now been incorporated into this most recent draft. In particular we are pleased to see that a detailed assessment of the potential for the plan to affect ‘functional habitat’ used by Special Protection Area (SPA) bird species has now been included.
As there may well be further additions and revisions to both Local Plan policies and supporting evidence (including golden plover surveys) in the coming months the HRA will remain a live document and Natural England will continue to support your authority in its development.
We would be happy to comment further should the need arise but if in the meantime you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us.

What changes do you suggest to make the document legally compliant or sound?
Do you consider it necessary to participate at the oral part of the examination? No
Why do you feel it is necessary to participate at the oral part of the examination?
Officer's Response Not yet available.
Proposed Change