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Nutrient Neutrality and the Planning Regime

23 June 2020 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM / Online

23 June 2020 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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RTPI Yorkshire | [email protected]

This event forms part of the RTPI Online Events 2020 series and is brought to you by RTPI Yorkshire.    

Join us from 11am- 12noon for a presentation, discussion and Q&A.

Please book your place and you will be sent a link for your webinar one week before the event.

Two European Court of Justice judgements issued in November 2018 relating to the Habitats Directive have to date halted or significantly affected all new residential planning applications within the Solent region and parts of Herefordshire. 

These are areas where Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) have been identified at risk of eutrophication due to excessive levels of nutrients, especially nitrate.  Consequently all new development in affected areas need to demonstrate they can achieve ‘nutrient neutrality’ – something that may be very difficult to achieve on brownfield residential developments. 

We will present the background to the European rulings and Natural England’s stance, how nutrient neutrality can be assessed and then implemented for different land uses and potential future implications for the UK.