The Recreational Avoidance and Mitigation Strategy provides an evidence-based, co-ordinated and consistent approach to delivering the requirements of the Appropriate Assessment of the Adopted Local Plan (2011–2031). It has been prepared in conjunction with East Suffolk Authority, Babergh District Council and Mid Suffolk District Council. The Appropriate Assessment concluded that the Local Plan could be considered to be compliant with the Habitats Regulations 2010, provided that measures were secured to avoid and mitigate the impacts of increased recreation on the Orwell Estuary Special Protection Area for birds.
The draft SPD sets out how the Council will implement the strategy through the planning system and provide guidance on the use of Section 106 obligations to do this. This is proposed as a Joint SPD with East Suffolk Council. Although partners to the RAM Strategy, Babergh District Council are proceeding with the implementation of RAMS without an SPD until such time as the new joint Local Plan for Babergh Mid Suffolk is in place.
Approval of the draft RAMS SPD is sought for public consultation.
Decision type: Key
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Notice of proposed decision first published: 10/04/2019
Decision due: 9 Jul 2019 by Executive
No change since last plan
Lead member: Portfolio Holder: Planning & Museums
Contact: Anna Roe Email: email@example.com Tel: 01473 432000.
A ‘call for ideas’ consultation on the Recreational Avoidance and Mitigation Strategy SPD was held during June and July 2017.
The draft SPD will be subject to full consultation in accordance with the relevant regulations and the Statement of Community Involvement 2018 once approved as suitable to do so.
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