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Independent Environmental Advice and Summary Information

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

Wader and Wildfowl report

  Final_Wader_and_Wildfowl_Report___Summary_table_READ_ME (PDF) [61KB]

  Final_Wader and Wildfowl Report + Summary table [350kb](Opens in a new window) (PDF) [350KB]

 NS_High_Tide_Roost_Brent [242kb](Opens in a new window) (PDF) [242KB]

  NS_High_Tide_Roost_Wader (PDF) [188KB]

Removed excel spreadsheet - North Solent SMP policy units + wader assessment V2

Habitat assessment

  Final_Habitat_Assessment_matrix_V2_READ_ME (PDF) [61KB]

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.

  Summary of Consideration of Potential Habitat Creation Sites [69kb](Opens in a new window) (PDF) [69KB]

For information, Natural England's   Managing Change at the Coast [90kb] (PDF) [90KB]

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