05 December 2017
This Quick Guide provides an overview of Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA). An HRA is a procedure affording strict protection to Natura 2000 protected sites, including maintaining the integrity of the species and habitats for which they were designated. This paper outlines what HRAs are, when they are required, what is involved during the stages of an HRA and how they can be challenged.
New Publication: The Planning Series 16 – Habitats Regulations Assessment (PDF, 545KB)
National Assembly for Wales Research Service