Consultation outcome

Habitats Directive: consultation on draft guidance on the application of article 6(4)

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Summary of responses

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Detail of outcome

Original consultation

Summary

Alternative solutions, imperative reasons of overriding public interest (IROPI) and compensatory measures Summary Views were sought on draft…

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Consultation description

Views were sought on draft guidance on the application of article 6(4) of the Habitats Directive. Article 6(4) allows plans or projects which may have an adverse effect on the integrity of a European site to go ahead on grounds of “imperative reasons of overriding public interest” (IROPI) when there are no alternative solutions and compensatory measures have been secured. In particular, views were sought on:

  • The overall approach to allowing plans or projects to go ahead on grounds of IROPI
  • The relationship between alternative solutions and IROPI
  • The definition of IROPI
  • Compensatory measures

Further information

Documents

Consultation letter

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Consultation document

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Consultation list

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Draft guidance

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Draft guidance – Annex 1

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Published 7 August 2012