AA / HRA are normally requested because the LPA / Natural England consider the development proposals may impact / damage a European Protected Site: SAC / SPA / RAMSAR.
The implication of development within a zone assessed a 'zone of influence' is that contributions will be sought from the developer / landowner to 'mitigate' the percieved impact of introducing more people / vehicles / boats / cats / dogs into ecologically sensitive areas.
You will be expcted to provide the LPA with sufficient data for them to conduct an approriate assessment of the potential impacts - This is normally presented as a 'shadow' HRA.
Selecting a Consultant with experience of HRA / AA is important and can be critical for your development.
If you have been asked to undertake one of these 'shadow' surveys, please discuss this with us.
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