Skip to main content

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’

The Habitat Regulations Assessment is a process which feeds into the development of the emerging local plan. There have been three iterations of the Habitats Regulations Assessment:


Contact details

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

Email: Spatialplanning@nelincs.gov.uk

Telephone: 01472 324272

Opening times: please call to make an appointment