538. Highways and roads.

538.     Highways and roads.

The requirement to consider the effect on a European site in Great Britain or a European offshore marine site1 applies to the construction or improvement of highways or roads2. Deemed planning permission for cycle tracks is of no effect for development which is likely to have a significant effect on a European site and is not directly connected with or necessary to the management of the site, whether or not the development authorised by the permission has been begun3.