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Assessment of Plans and Projects Significantly Affecting NATURA 2000 Sites

By European Union
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This document has been produced to provide nonmandatory methodological help to carry out or
review the assessments required under Article 6(3)
and (4) of the habitats directive (1) (referred to here as the Article 6 assessments). These assessments are required where a project or plan may give rise to significant effects upon a Natura 2000 site (2). The development of this guidance is based upon research carried out on behalf of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for the Environment (Environment DG). This research drew upon a review of existing literature and guidance in the EU and worldwide, and the experience gathered through case study
material where assessments similar to those required by the directive have been carried out.