Given the complex nature of the Solent's network of European designated sites, and the supporting non-designated sites, the following work was undertaken by Jonathon Cox Associates (independent ecological consultant) to advise the North Solent SMP on the consequences of losing the function of the designated site (SACs, SPAs and RAMSAR).
The work was divided into assessing the function of the site for the use by wader and wildfowl, and for the features and habitats present.
This work has informed the North Solent SMP when appraising managed realignment opportunities.
Please refer to the READ_ME.docs.
Wader and Wildfowl report
Removed excel spreadsheet - North Solent SMP policy units + wader assessment V2
Removed excel spreadsheet - Final_Habitat_Assessment_matrix_V2
Further explanations will be added to the following draft summary to explain how the Jon Cox Associates' work, Natural England advice and environmental sub-group, have been considered and incorporated into the policy appraisal process and assessments.