Southampton City Council (SCC) is currently preparing a new ‘City Vision Local Plan’ which will plan for Southampton’s continuing growth over the next 20 years. The plan will ensure that we can deliver all of the new homes, workspaces, transport, retail, leisure facilities and infrastructure the city needs, whilst promoting sustainable growth and protection and enhancement of our natural and historic environment.
Southampton is fortunate to be located close to areas of high quality natural environment within the Solent and New Forest. Many of these areas have been designated under European and international legislation and therefore required consideration with regards to the impacts of existing and future activities that originate within the city.
As part of the plan preparation process, SCC is required to produce a Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) in accordance with the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017 (the Habitats Regulations).
Southampton City Council are now seeking to appoint a suitably qualified consultant to prepare a HRA, which adheres to all the requirements of relevant legislation, to support the new City Vision Local Plan.