Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA)

There is a legal requirement to consider whether land use plans and planning proposals are likely to have a significant effect on European sites of nature conservation importance.   The sites covered by this legislation include Special Protection Areas (SPAs) and Special Areas of Conservation (SACs).  National guidance recommends that Ramsar sites are also assessed.   There are a number of these nature conservation designations within or in close proximity to Test Valley.  More information on these designations is available from the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (a link is provided below).

Habitat Regulations Assessment for the Test Valley Borough Revised Local Plan DPD

The Council adopted the Test Valley Borough Revised Local Plan DPD on the 27th January 2016. In line with the legal requirements, a Habitat Regulations Assessment undertaken alongside the preparation of the Revised Local Plan.  Reports were prepared at each formal consultation stage, with copies of the most recent reports available below. 

For further information or any queries please call 01264 368816 or email planningpolicy@testvalley.gov.uk