HRA Masterclasses

Working in partnership with DTA Ecology, DTA Publications are pleased to announce a forthcoming series of HRA Masterclasses being launched in Autumn 2019. The following masterclasses are planned:
  • Dealing with the derogations – a one day course looking at alternative solutions, imperative reasons of over-riding public interest together with the design and delivery of compensatory measures
  • Dealing with in combination – a one day course tackling everyday challenges in demonstrating compliance with the in combination requirements
  • Dealing with air pollution – 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.


Further details to be provided over the summer when the booking will go live but the form below allows you to REGISTER YOUR INTEREST and be invited to sign up through an early bird booking window which will be open for one week before the courses are more widely publicised.

Register your Interest:

* Name:
* Email Address:
Courses of Interest:

Suggestions for further Masterclass courses:


"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)