This Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) has been produced to help Local Planning Authorities, developers and others ensure that development has no significant effect on the SPA.
- Upper Nene Valley Gravel Pits Special Protection Area SPD
- Special Protection Area SPD Adoption Statement
An Addendum to the SPD was adopted on 20 December 2016 which sets out a Mitigation Strategy. For residential developments which result in a net increase in the number of dwellings within 3km of the SPA it is proposed to avoid and mitigate likely significant effect on the SPA by making a financial contribution towards Strategic Access Management and Monitoring (SAMM) and/or other suitable mitigation. This would reduce the adverse impact of people visiting the SPA through specific measures and monitoring.
The Mitigation Strategy identified a fixed contribution of £269.44 per dwelling (indexed linked, with a base date of 2016). As of 1 October 2020 this contribution rose to £296.55 to take account of indexation. Thereafter this will change on the 1 April each year. From 1 April 2021 the contribution will be £299.95.