Sites and Policies Plan Consultation Draft

Document Section Sites and Policies Plan Consultation Draft Living within Environmental Limits DM9 [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 1018753//3
Respondent Natural England [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 19 Apr 2013
Current Status Accepted
Comment

 

DM9 Nature conservation – the policy needs to recognise the international importance and high level of protection afforded to the Severn Estuary, which is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), Special Area of Conservation (SAC), Special Protection Area (SPA) and Ramsar site.

We also advise the policy should be strengthened by seeking net

gains in biodiversity in accordance Page 2 of 4

with NPPF paragraph 9.

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