Background Reports

Habitat Regulations Assessment

Countryside

HDC (as planning authority) has statutory responsibility to adhere to the requirements of the EC Habitat Regulations when preparing land use plans, such as the LDF. A Screening Report has been prepared which considers the effects of the LDF Core Strategy on the Natura 2000 network of protected areas covered by the Habitat Regulations.

Although there are Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI’s) in the district or nearby in adjacent districts, Harborough district contains no designated Natura 2000 sites. However, there are 3 Natura 2000 sites within 25kms of the district boundary. 

Habitat Regulations Assessment Report