European Site Conservation Objectives for River Wye SAC (UK0012642)

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 therefore be sought separately.

These Conservation Objectives are those referred to in the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010 as amended (‘the Habitats Regulations’) and Article 6(3) of the European Habitats Directive. They 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 as required by the provisions of Articles 6(1) and 6(2) of the Habitats Directive respectively.

Supplementary Advice to support the Conservation Objectives is not currently available.

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 Register of European Sites.

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Downloads available for this record

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River Wye SAC Conservation Objectives, PDF, 75.5 KB 2016/02/05
River Wye SAC Citation, PDF, 88.6 KB 2014/07/08


This record relates to the location identified by the marker on the map:

Related Access to Evidence records

Site Improvement Plan: River Wye (SIP199)
199 River Wye : Proposed targets for SAC conservation objectives (based on revised Common Standards Guidance) and interim progress goals for uRBMP (RIVPDF199)