Guidance for developers - current development in the River Lugg catchment area

This is a statement of Herefordshire Council's current position on development within the River Lugg catchment, to provide up to date information to applicants and their agents on planning applications in the area.

The statement relates to recent advice to the council from Natural England, the statutory nature conservation organisation (SNCO) regarding the Habitats Regulations legislation that protects the river, which is part of the River Wye Special Area of Conservation (SAC), particularly concerning potential impacts of phosphates.

This is in response to European case law and how this is interpreted in relation to similar issues within Herefordshire and relevant changes to the way that Natural England and the authority are currently dealing with applications.

Current development in the River Lugg catchment area position statement, map and related documents

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