I provided baseline reports and Habitats Regulations Assessment screening appraisals of the potential effects of the above Core Strategies on Fens Pools SAC and Cannock Extension Canal SAC. Ecological issues considered included: great crested newts, floating water-plantain and water quality.
The joint Black Country Core Strategy includes the Boroughs of Dudley, Sandwell, Wolverhampton and Walsall, so accounting for Cannock Chase, this subregional assessment included five adjoining local authorities.
The Black Country Core Strategy was adopted on 3rd February 2011 and the accompanying HRA report can be downloaded here.
Cannock Chase Core Strategy is currently at pre-publication stage. The HRA report can be downloaded here.