Planning and building
EFSAC Guidance for applicants
EFSAC – Guidance for applicants
Adopted ‘interim strategies’ for mitigating recreational pressure and air pollution on the EFSAC are copied below. Each document also includes details of the relevant SAC tariffs to be applied.
Overarching Advice of Natural England
Applicants and planning agents are recommended to read the ‘Overarching Advice of Natural England in respect of all development applications.
Where there is uncertainty in the case of air quality impacts, particularly if the development is not in accordance with the modelled scenario and/or the mitigation relied upon in the modelled scenario, you will be required to consider the effects of your development under a ‘Site Specific HRA’. The following section (below) provides further guidance on this particular point.
Habitats Regulation Assessments (HRA)
In addition to the above strategies, we have prepared guidance setting out the process for reviewing and assessing potential impacts arising from proposals where additional vehicle trips through the EFSAC may occur in order to help applicants. Download and view the guidance note
Further useful and/or related links
Further information and guidance can also be found in the Planning application validation requirements (March 2021).
Information relating to the issuing of decisions on all planning applications that have been held in abeyance: