South Pennine Moors SPA/SAC Planning Framework Supplementary Planning Document consultation

Purpose of the consultation

What is the consultation about?


The Council has produced a new South Pennine Moors SPA/SAC Planning Framework Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) to provide guidance and information to enable planning officers and developers to understand necessary steps to ensure compliance with the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017 (as amended by The Conservation of Habitats and Species (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019) (‘the Habitats Regulations’). 


The SPD relates to the South Pennine Moors, which are classified as a Special Protection Area (SPA) and designated as a Special Area of Conservation (SAC). 


The SPD sets out a recommended developer contribution that would contribute to the avoidance or mitigation of adverse impacts on internationally protected species and habitats that arise from development within the Bradford District.

The Council is interested in your thoughts on the draft SPD and supporting documents.


How can I make comments?


The draft SPD and supporting documents are available online for viewing and direct commenting via the OpusConult consultation website.  


You will need to register to use the system for the first time.  Once registered, you are able to draft, review and submit your comments at your convenience.


If you wish to make representation on the Draft SPD, please:


Go online to Bradford OpusConsult.


Or email comments to:  


Or post to:

Local Plan Team

4th Floor Britannia House





How long does the consultation last?


All comments and responses must be submitted to the Council by Wednesday, 24 March 2021.