European Site Conservation Objectives for Wye Valley & Forest of Dean Bat Sites SAC (UK0014794)

This record provides Natural England’s advice on the Conservation Objectives for this European Site.

This site crosses the border between England and Wales. The advice of Natural Resources Wales should be sought separately.

These Conservation Objectives are those referred to in the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017 (as amended from time to time). The accompanying Supplementary Advice provides more detailed advice and information which enables the application and achievement of the Conservation Objectives. The Conservation Objectives and the supporting Supplementary Advice together provide a framework which should inform any ‘Habitats Regulations Assessments’ (which may include an Appropriate Assessment) that a competent authority may be required to make under the legislation referred to above. In addition, they can be used to inform any measures necessary to conserve or restore the European Site and/or to prevent the deterioration or significant disturbance of its qualifying features.

Guidance on how and when to use this advice is available at GOV.UK.

The Citation represents a formal description of the reasons why the site has been designated as a Special Area of Conservation (SAC). This document was part of the formal consultation with owner/occupiers and stakeholders prior to the site’s designation, and now forms part of the entry for this site in the UK’s Register of European Sites.

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Downloads available for this record

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Wye Valley & Forest of Dean Bat Sites SAC Conservation Objectives supplementary advice, PDF, 506.8 KB 2019/02/11
Wye Valley & Forest of Dean Bat Sites SAC Conservation Objectives, PDF, 114.8 KB 2018/11/27
Wye Valley & Forest of Dean Bat Sites SAC Citation, PDF, 78.8 KB 2014/09/26


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Related Access to Evidence records

Site Improvement Plan: Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Bat Sites / Safleoedd Ystlumod Dyffryn Gwy A Fforest Y Ddena (SIP267)
Radio Tracking Study of Greater Horseshoe Bats at Dean Hall, Littledean, Cinderford (Second phase - linked to NERR012) (NECR021)