PAS: Planning for Natura 2000 sites - lessons in nutrient neutrality
9:30-12:30 on Tuesday 20 July or 13:30 - 16:30 on Thursday 29 July
This is an open invitation event for planners in any local authority, particularly if you are working within the catchment of a Natura 2000 site (ie Special Protection Area or Special Area of Conservation) and are interested in understanding how to deal with nutrient neutrality, or minimising the risk of it occurring through a more pro-active approach to environmental planning.
Several authorities around Natura 2000 sites have received guidance from Natural England declaring the sites to be in an “unfavourable condition” from Nitrate or Phosphate pollution. Authorities in these areas have been required to halt housing development until a way can be found of ensuring that new schemes do not contribute to the nutrient problem and are "nutrient neutral".
These workshops are part of a wider PAS project to explore the issues raised by nutrient pollution. Particpants will examine the challenges that nutrient neutrality raises for planning, hear from planners in affected areas and start to identify lessons learned. As experience is gained, we will look at the approaches that are being developed to identify solutions and plan for the natural environmental more widely.
Please use your work or .gov address when signing up. Please note that this event is for local authorities only.