Research on recreational pressure in the New Forest National Park

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Dear Natural England,

In Point 6A Public Access/Disturbance of the Issues/Actions section of the Site Improvement Plan for the New Forest, the following action is stated:
"Develop a study to increase understanding of the impact of recreation on SPA birds and the habitats which support the birds."

Request One: Please can you send me whatever information you have available relating to the above study, including but not limited to any scoping information for such study, any document used to tender for the study, the agreed terms of the study and the results of and information supporting the study

In Point 6B Public Access/Disturbance of the Issues/Actions section of the Site Improvement Plan for the New Forest, the following action is stated:
"Develop a study to increase understanding of the impact of recreation on SAC habitats vulnerable to abrasion and compaction particularly close to car parks and popular recreational areas." with dates given as 2017-2019

Request Two: Please can you send me whatever information you have available relating to the above study, including but not limited to any scoping information for such study, any document used to tender for the study, the agreed terms of the study and the results of and information supporting the study

In Point 6C of the same section, the following action is stated:
"Develop and implement actions for managing recreation to minimise the impact on Natura 2000 features incorporating the findings and recommendations of the study in action 6A. and 6B. The plans should incorporate an element of monitoring to assess the effectiveness of the measures once implemented."

Request Three: Please can you send me whatever information and correspondence exists in whatever form it exists relating to the "findings and recommendations of the study in action 6A and 6B"

Request Four: Please can you send me whatever information and correspondence that exists relating to the "actions" and "plans" mentioned in the paragraph immediately above.

Yours faithfully,

Caroline Shah

SM-NE-FOI (NE), Natural England

Dear Ms Scott,
 
Access to information request – Acknowledgement – Request No RFI 4975
 
Thank you for your request for the information detailed in your email
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Yours sincerely
Emma Clifton
 
Adviser – Legal and Governance Team
 
Natural England
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From: SM-NE-FOI (NE)
Sent: 03 March 2020 11:56
To: Caroline Scott <[FOI #651634 email]>
Subject: Access to Information - Acknowledgement - Request No RFI 4975

 

 

Dear Ms Scott,

 

Access to information request – Acknowledgement – Request No RFI 4975

 

Thank you for your request for the information detailed in your email
below, which we received on 2 March 2020.

 

We are dealing with your request under the Environmental Information
Regulations 2004.

 

Your request is being considered and we will send out our response within
the legal deadline of 20 working days which is 31 March 2020.  If, for any
reason we are unable to meet the deadline we will keep you fully informed
of the reasons for this.

 

Yours sincerely

Emma Clifton

 

Adviser – Legal and Governance Team

 

Natural England

Email: [1][Natural England request email]

 

[2]Make a request for information to Natural England

 

 

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