Planning policy consultation

Partial Review Submission Plan Examination Update: Habitats Regulations Assessment (August 2018)

The Inspector wrote to the Council on 11th May 2018 requesting that the Council review its submitted Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) and confirm the extent to which it was legally compliant in the light of a European Court judgement issued in April 2018.

On 8th June 2018 the Council confirmed that the submitted HRA would be revised and incorporate appropriate assessment to reflect the implications of the judgement.

 The revised HRA comprising Stage 1 Screening Report and Stage 2 Appropriate Assessment  has now been published with the consultation period commencing on Thursday 16th August 2018. 

A copy of the HRA has been sent to Natural England. Should you wish to make representations on the revised HRA then please email your comments to or send by post to: Planning Policy Consultation, Planning Policy and Growth Strategy, Cherwell District Council, Bodicote House, Bodicote, Banbury, OX15 4AA, by no later than Friday 28th September 2018.

Revised HRA August 2018 - Explanatory Note