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As part of the new North Norfolk Local Validation requirements, an Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA) or Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (PEA) will be required for all Major applications and for all development likely to affect:
a) Internationally and nationally designated sites;
b) European and nationally protected species;
c) Priority habitats and species; and,
d) Significant populations of national or local Red List or notable species.
Definition: a major application is 10 or more dwellings, residential development on a site having an area of 0.5 hectares or more, the provision of building/s creating 1000sqm or more of commercial floorspace, or development on a site having an area of 1 hectare or more.
For more advice on what is required view the North Norfolk District Council Local Validation requirements for Designated Sites, Priority Habitats and other significant features.
For advice in respect of the North Norfolk District Council Local Validation Protected Species Check List.