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FURTHER LIST OF UK HABITATS DIRECTIVE SITES SENT TO EU

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Environment secretary John Gummer has announced that a further tranche of candidate Special Areas of Conservation, ...
Environment secretary John Gummer has announced that a further tranche of candidate Special Areas of Conservation, consisting of 75 sites has been delivered to the European Commission.

Included in the list is a first tranche of 10 marine sites.

In response yesterday to a written parliamentary question from Peter Atkinson MP (Hexham), Mr Gummer said:

'As indicated in my written reply to my hon friend the Member for Taunton on 20 June 1995, a second list of candidate Special Areas of Conservation would be sent to the European Commission once points raised in the public consultation launched on 31 March 1995 had been considered and satisfactorily resolved. That list, which consists of 75 sites, including a first tranche of 10 marine sites, was sent to the commission on 8 January.

'Further sites will be forwarded to the commission when the remaining points raised during consultation have been fully considered. Particular attention is being given to addressing general concerns raised by consultees about the possible designation of marine sites'.
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