Special Protection Areas (SPA)
Wealden Heaths SPA - Hindhead Avoidance Strategy
Phase II of the Wealden Heaths SPA is a network of heathland sites located towards the south Waverley and across into Hampshire. These sites are designated because they provide a habitat for the internationally important bird species of woodlark, nightjar and Dartford warbler.
The section of the SPA within Waverley is known as Hindhead Commons and the Devil's Punch Bowl.
More general information on Special Protection Areas (SPA) is available from Natural England.
The Hindhead Avoidance Strategy (adopted on 19 July 2011) sets out the approach that we follow to avoid harm to the Wealden Heaths Special Protection Area, arising from additional residential development within the Hindhead Concept Statement area. A map showing the area covered by the Avoidance Strategy is available on page 5.The Hindhead Concept Statement was adopted as a material planning consideration, in anticipation of redevelopment opportunities arising in the area
Submitting a planning application within the Hindhead Concept Statement area
Contributions to the Avoidance Strategy are secured through a Section 106 unilateral undertaking. Waverley must secure an appropriate Section 106 unilateral undertaking before granting planning permission.
Proposals for residential development that do not secure the provision of SANGs will be unlikely to survive an Appropriate Assessment, meaning permission must be refused.
Please note that the £250 legal fee must be sent in with your Unilateral Undertaking and application. If this fee is not included at this stage, your application could be delayed.
Contact InformationPaul Falconer
Tel: 01483 523417
Page owner: Jennie Falconer. Last updated: 28/05/2013 09:40
Further pages in Special Protection Areas (SPA)
- Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area (SPA) - around Farnham
- Wealden Heaths SPA - Hindhead Avoidance Strategy