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Habitat Regulations Assessment

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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)