Appropriate assessment and the Habitats and Birds Directives

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Habitats and wildlife issues for developersBrexit11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered...
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Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC—snapshotTitleCouncil Directive 92/43/EEC on the Conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora of 21 May...
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Designated areasBrexit11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Appropriate assessment under the Habitats DirectiveThe EU Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC (OJ L 206, 22.7.1992) (EU Habitats Directive), as it continues...
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Species ProtectionBrexit11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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