HRA Masterclasses

Working in partnership with DTA Ecology, DTA Publications are pleased to announce a series of HRA Masterclasses.
  • Dealing with the derogations – Thursday 17th October – Fully Booked
                                                         Thursday 5th December  Click here to book
The masterclass is specifically designed for practitioners dealing with complex or contentious cases involving the application of the derogation provisions under regulations 64 and 68 of the Habitats Regulations.
  • Dealing with in combinationTuesday 12th November – Fully Booked
The masterclass is specifically designed for practitioners dealing with the practical challenges of implementing the in combination provisions under the Habitats Regulations.
  • Dealing with air pollution – Date to be confirmed – Register your interest below
Having previously worked as the air quality specialist for Natural England, Caroline Chapman is offering a one day course looking at the interface between air pollution and the requirements of the Habitats Regulations taking account of recent case law developments.

If there are no dates listed for the course you are interested in, or you are unable to attend on the dates advertised above, please REGISTER YOUR INTEREST below and we will let you know as soon as any other dates become available.

Register your Interest:

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"I write to thank you for the excellent and comprehensive training programme that you have recently delivered on our behalf. The feedback that I have received from the Planning Inspectorate, Local Authorities and NRW has all been very positive. Feedback suggests that the course was pitched well, extensive and most useful for understanding the day to day compliance with the Habitat Regulations"

(Welsh Government)



"A big big thank you from me for the excellent masterclass – the feedback I have received included words such as ‘exceptional’, ‘epic’, and ‘possibly the best training I’ve ever attended’. And I would agree with all of that – so rarely do you have training that is all directly relevant to the work you do, and challenges you to that degree. Also really relevant case studies in the practical exercises that staff could relate too. And all delivered on time to boot!"

(Natural Resources Wales)



"DTA Ecology Ltd provide an excellent training and advisory service on all aspects of the Habitats Regulations. You have delivered clear and relevant training sessions at both introductory and more technical levels which have been really well received by our staff, particularly in relation to their application within the agricultural sector. I am very grateful for the expert and insightful advice we have received."

(Northern Ireland Environment Agency)


"Many many thanks. It has been a pleasure working with you on this project and you have made what is a complex process seem very straightforward."

(Sussex Wildlife Trust)