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EU Habitat Directive and Habitat Compensation, MSc Dissertation

By Andrew Dodd - MSc in Spatial Planning
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The Natura 2000 network comprises protected areas designated under the EC Birds and
Habitats Directives. Articles 6(3) and 6(4) of the Habitats Directive establish a robust
system of protection for Natura 2000 sites, only allowing damage from plans or projects
in exceptional circumstances. Where damage is allowed, compensatory measures must
be provided to protect the overall coherence of the Natura 2000 network.