SPT14 - European Sites – mitigation of recreational impacts from development

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Mitigation measures for recreational impacts on European Sites will be required where development is proposed within the identified zones of influence around those European Sites that are vulnerable to adverse recreational impacts. Residential development, student and tourist accommodation within these zones of influence will be required to provide for appropriate management, mitigation and monitoring on site, and/or financial contributions towards off site mitigation and management. This will need to be agreed and secured prior to approval of the development. Mitigation measures will include:

  1. On-site access and management.
  2. Off-site provision of suitable alternative recreational facilities.