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North Solent SMP

North Solent SMP
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Final approval has now been given to the North Solent Shoreline Management Plan by the Environment Agency . This is the final piece of documentation needed to conclude the SMP process, and is further to recent approval by Defra stating that the plan met imperative reasons of overriding public interest.

 Along with the final SMP and supporting appendices the following are now also available from the North Solent SMP website:-

· final EA approval letter

· Defra approval that the plan has met imperative reasons of overriding public interest

· Statement to Defra on the role of the Southern Regional Habitat Creation Programme and the SMP’s compliance with the Habitat Regulations

· Post Adoption Statement

· SEA Statement of Environmental Particulars