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Habitat Regulations Assessment

Important Information

The pre-application and enquiry service has been TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED due to the high volume of applications we are receiving.

Pre-applications for major and strategic developments will continue to be accepted.

If you are seeking advice on whether planning permission would be required, please visit the planning guides and case studies page.

Alternatively you can submit a certificate of lawfulness application.

The Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA) is required by European legislation and relates to the impacts of a plan or project on the integrity of a Natura 2000 site (a Special Protection Area (SPA), Special Area for Conservation (SAC) or proposed SPAs and Ramsar sites).

There are no such sites within East Staffordshire, but the Council is obliged to undertake an assessment of the potential impacts of our Plan on sites relatively close to our boundary (such as the Cannock Chase SAC) but within neighbouring authorities.

Habitat Regulations Assessment (2013)