Special Protection Areas (SPAs) are special sites designated under the EU Birds Directive to protect rare, vulnerable and migratory birds.
The proposal for Teesmouth and Cleveland Coast is to:
- create a new Special Protection Area (SPA) by changing the boundary of the existing SPA
- include additional areas in the Ramsar site
- notify the extended Teesmouth and Cleveland Coast site of special scientific interest (SSSI)
- de-notify parts of the Seal Sands SSSI