SEA/HRA Screening

A Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA) screening opinion was prepared by NKDC on behalf of Scopwick and Kirkby Green Parish Council for the draft  Neighbourhood Plan. This opinion, that neither a full Strategic Environmental Assessment nor Habitats Regulations Assessment need to be undertaken for the Scopwick and Kirkby Green Neighbourhood Plan was made available to the statutory environmental bodies (Natural England, Historic England and Environment Agency) for comment starting on 9th December 2021. Consultation responses were received from all three bodies who agreed, or raised no objection on this conclusion. 

NKDC therefore conclude that neither full Strategic Environmental Assessment nor Habitats Regulation Assessment need to be undertaken for the Scopwick and Kirkby Green Neighbourhood Plan.