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Habitat Regulations Assessment


The objective of the Habitat Regulations Assessment is to determine whether the emerging local plan is likely to have a significant effect on the achievement of the conservation objectives of the European and International conservation sites within and around the area. These sites include:

  • Special Protection Areas (SPAs) for birds classified by the ‘1979 Wild Birds Directive’
  • Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) for other habitats and species designated through the ‘1992 Habitats Directive’
  • Ramsar sites, which are internationally important wetland areas designated under the ‘Ramsar Convention’

Local Plan review

The Habitat Regulations Assessment is a process which feeds into the Local Plan review process.

2024 Draft Plan consultation

This 2023 Habitat Regulations Assessment Report (PDF) has been published for consultation.

The consultation period runs from Monday 15 January to Friday 8 March 2024. Any comments should be received by 5pm on Friday 8 March 2024.

Please send any comments by email to: [email protected]

By post to: Spatial Planning, Equans, Municipal Offices, Town Hall Square, Grimsby, DN31 1HU.

The report presents the methodology and findings of Stage 1: Screening. If Appropriate Assessment is required, this will be conducted at the next stage of the Local Plan review process.

2018 Local Plan

There were three iterations of the Habitat Regulations Assessment prepared as part of the existing 2018 Local Plans preparation. These have been retained below for completeness:


Contact details

Spatial Planning, New Oxford House, 2 George Street, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN31 1HB

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 01472 324272

Opening times: please call to make an appointment