Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area Avoidance Strategy Supplementary Planning Document

Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area Avoidance Strategy Supplementary Planning Document 

The Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area Avoidance Strategy SPD 2019 sets out an approach whereby new residential development that is between 400 metres and five kilometres of the SPA can avoid adverse effects on the SPA by providing Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG) as an alternative site for recreation, and by funding access management and monitoring measures on the SPA itself. The SPD outlines the assessment and mitigation requirements for development which places recreational pressure on the SPA and the financial contributions required from developers. The SPD updates the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area Avoidance Strategy SPD 2012 and takes into account guidance that has been issued since the 2012 SPD was adopted.

The SPD was agreed for adoption by the Council's Executive on the 19 March 2019. 

The Borough Council, in consultation with the Environment Agency, English Heritage and Natural England determined under Regulation 9 of the Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations 2004 that Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) was not required for the Residential Design Guide SPD. It was also determined that a Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) was not required for the SPD.

A hard copy of the SPD or the SEA Determination may be obtained in Large print, Braille or foreign languages on request to the Borough Council by contacting 01276 707100 or by policy.consult@surreyheath.gov.uk.

 

Details of the Regulation 13 Thames Basin Heaths SPA Avoidance Strategy Supplementary Planning Document consultation 2018

The Council is invited comments on the draft Thames Basin Heaths SPA Avoidance Strategy SPD 2018. The consultation will took place from Friday 30th November 2018 to Friday 11th January 2019. 

The Draft Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area Avoidance Strategy SPD (2018) is available to view under the Documents menu below.

 

Contact Information

Email: Policy.Consult@surreyheath.gov.uk

Postal Address:

Planning Policy
Surrey Heath Borough Council
Surrey Heath House
Knoll Road
Camberley
Surrey
GU15 3HD

Timeline

  • Opened
    29 Nov 2018 at 23:59
  • Closed
    11 Jan 2019 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    28 Mar 2019