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Upper Nene Valley Gravel Pits Special Protection Area SPD

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.

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.