Impact and Assessment

Natura 2000 and appropriate assessment

The protection of Natura 2000 areas under the EU Birds and Habitat Framework Directory is regulated in national law. In the case of new spatial developments, a quick scan may indicate the risk of significant effects on Natura 2000 areas. If so, an appropriate assessment is required, which will identify impact and feasible mitigating measures in detail. A&W is experienced in performing appropriate assessments. These are often conducted by us in the context of an environmental impact assessment.