Habitats and Wild Birds Directives Implementation
The Government strongly supports the aims of the Habitats and Wild Birds Directives to protect our rarest and most threatened habitats and species, which contribute to the economic value of our natural environment.
We are taking forward a variety of actions aimed at reducing burdens on business while maintaining the integrity and purpose of the Directives.
- 11th December 2012: Habitats and Wild Birds Directives: Consultation on simplification of guidance in England
- 11th December 2012: Guidance on application of article 6(4)
- 11 December 2012: Habitats Directive: consultation on draft guidance on the application of article 6(4) – summary of responses available
- 7th November 2012: The Environment Agency publish a Habitats Directive risks tool
Implementing the review
We’re taking forwards work in four key areas where change could improve the implementation of the Directives:
- Facilitating nationally significant infrastructure projects
- Improving implementation processes and streamlining guidance
- Improving the quality, quantity and sharing of data
- Improving the customer experience
This work follows the conclusions of the government’s Habitats and Wild Birds Directives Implementation Review, the conclusions from which were published on 22 March 2012.
If you have any queries, please email us on: HDimplementationreview@defra.gsi.gov.uk