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Guidance on competent authority coordination under the habitats regulations

Advice to competent authorities on how and when they should coordinate their roles in order to fulfil their responsibilities under the Habitats Directive.

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Sometimes more than one competent authority may need to undertake an appropriate assessment of a plan or project or determine if one is required. In such circumstances, it may be appropriate for competent authorities to coordinate their roles. This can help simplify the assessment process and reduce its time and costs for both the applicant and the competent authorities involved.