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Conservation (Natural Habitats, c.) Regulations 1994 (S.I. No. 2716 of 1994).

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These Regulations make provision for implementing Council Directive 92/43/EEC on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora. Part I contains introductory provisions. Part II provides for the conservation of natural habitats and habitats of species, and in particular regulations 7 to 15 make provision for the selection, registration and notification of sites to be protected under the Directive, the so-called European Sites . Regulations 16 and 17 make provision for management agreements for European sites. Regulations 28 to 32 make provision for byelaws and compulsory purchase orders as respects European sites. Part III provides for the protection of certain wild animals and plants and in particular. Part IV makes provision for the adaptation of planning and certain other controls for the protection of European sites. Part IVA regulates the possible conflicts between European site and land use planning domestic law; where a land use plan is likely to have a significant effect on a European site in Great Britain, or a European offshore marine site (either alone or in combination with other plans or projects); and is not directly connected with or necessary to the management of the site, the plan-making authority for that land use plan shall, before the plan is given effect, make an appropriate assessment of the implications for the site in view of that site's conservation objectives.
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Including amendments up to The Forestry and Land Management (Scotland) Act 2018 (Consequential, Saving and Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2021 (S.S.I. 2021/44).
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