NATURAL ENGLAND have provided their response for a Screening Opinion on the need for a Strategic Environmental Assessment on the Draft Neighbourhood Plan.
- “It is our advice, … in so far as our strategic environmental interests are concerned (including but not limited to statutory designated sites, landscapes and protected species, geology and soils), that there are unlikely to be significant environmental effects from the proposed plan.“
- “We have checked our records and based on the information provided, we can confirm that in our view the proposals contained within the plan will not have significant effects on sensitive sites that Natural England has a statutory duty to protect.“
- “We are not aware of significant populations of protected species which are likely to be affected by the policies / proposals within the plan.“
The Parish Council are waiting on a Screening Determination letter from Chichester District Council.
Reference: Response – Natural England (31 Mar 2017)