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Draft Thames Basin Heaths SPA Avoidance Strategy SPD 2016

DTBHSPA2016_coverA Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) is a planning document produced at the local level to build upon and provide more detailed advice or guidance on local policies. The purpose of the draft Thames Basin Heath Special Protection Area Avoidance Strategy Supplementary Planning Document is to provide guidance to developers when making planning applications for new housing and other developments which may have an effect on the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area (SPA).

It primarily sets out an approach whereby new residential development within five kilometres of the SPA can avoid adverse effects on the SPA by providing Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG) as an alternative site for recreation, and by funding access management and monitoring measures on the SPA itself.

It updates and replaces the current Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area Avoidance Strategy 2009-2016.


The council is inviting comments on the draft Thames Basin Heaths SPA Avoidance Strategy SPD 2016.  You can make comments online through the Online Comments Form below.  You will need to be registered and logged in to do this.  Alternatively, you can email or write to us using the details at the bottom of this page.

Please note that verbal comments cannot be taken into consideration. We cannot accept anonymous comments. Your comments and your name may be published when the consultation is complete, but personal information (such as addresses and email addresses) will be kept confidential.


This consultation has now closed.


  • Opened
    19 Sep 2016 at 12:00
  • Closed
    17 Oct 2016 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    26 Jul 2017


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