We provide advice on all aspects of Appropriate Assessment (AA) to comply with the requirements of the Habitats Directive. We have prepared over fifty AAs for every level of the land use planning hierarchy – from Local Landuse Plans to National Infrastructure Strategies.
Our AAs are usually directly linked with our work on SEAs – which provides an effective and efficient input to policy development. We have also carried out numerous project level AAs.
This work includes preparation of screening and scoping reports as well as the preparation of all stages of assessment. Our in-house ecologist also assists in the evaluation of AAs lodged by applicants.
AAs typically encompass Stage 1 Screening AA Reports and, where required, Stage 2 Natura Impact Statements/Reports. They may also include Stage 3 Assessment of Alternative Solutions and Stage 4 Assessment where no alternative solutions exist and where adverse impacts remain. They are sometimes referred to as Habitats Directive Assessments.
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Sample AA map