Essential guidance for the assessment of plans and projects under the UK Habitats Regulations

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Welcome to the Award winning Habitats Regulations Assessment Handbook and accompanying Journal

Aimed at statutory bodies, local authorities, other 'competent authorities', third sector organisations, ecologists, lawyers, planners and project proposers, the Handbook is the one definitive source of detailed guidance that is regularly updated for good practice and monitored by a barrister specialising in environmental law and the Habitats Regulations in particular.


**NEWS** Working in partnership with DTA Ecology, we are pleased to announce a series of HRA Masterclasses. Click the 'training' tab above to find out more.


Current subscribers to the Handbook include

  • Natural England
  • Natural Resources Wales
  • Environment Agency
  • Welsh Government
  • Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Joint Nature Conservation Committee
  • Marine Management Organisation
  • The Planning Inspectorate
  • Northern Ireland Environment Agency
  • Department Agriculture Environment and Rural Affairs (Northern Ireland)
  • Local planning authorities
  • Consultants, lawyers and third sector organisations


Click here to find out more about who currently uses the Handbook.


Fully consistent with relevant guidance and case law, it covers all aspects of the assessment process and has been informed by feedback from key stakeholders. The Journal is the only UK periodical in this field to keep you informed. 


Click here to read an independent published user review.

Click here to preview the Handbook content.

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