Appropriate Assessment

Natura has a team of professional ecologists skilled in the delivery of Appropriate Assessments. Our database of information allows us to focus on the key issues, prepare the necessary documents, and help you to respond to a government request.

Appropriate Assessment is now a standard legal requirement for all plans and projects likely to have a significant impact on European sites (Special Areas of Conservation (SAC) or Special Protection Area (SPA). The promoter of any proposed development or land use plan, that is within or near to a SAC or SPA, is required by law to carry out an Appropriate Assessment. This assessment is focused on the conservation objectives of the SAC or SPA and this is usually linked to the important habitats and species for which the SAC or SPA was designated.

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