Consultation outcome

Habitats Directive: consultation on draft guidance on the application of article 6(4)

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Summary of responses

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Original consultation

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Summary

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

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Draft guidance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Draft guidance – Annex 1

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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Views were sought on draft guidance on the application of article 6(4) of the Habitats Directive.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

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