Habitats Regulations Assessment
We can advise on Habitat Regulations Assessments in the UK and mainland Europe, assessing the full range of potential eﬀects of developments on the integrity of Natura 2000 sites (Special Areas of Conservation and Special Protection Areas). Staﬀ have produced Statements to Inform Appropriate Assessments in relation to impacts on riverine, coastal, heathland, grassland, and woodland habitats within such sites. We keep informed of emerging case law in this area and are often able to avoid the need for full Appropriate Assessment under the regulations. To do this we work with developers to scope out likely signiﬁcant eﬀects through agreeing credible commitments to mitigation as inherent to project design.