Havant Borough Council has an ambitious development agenda.
We are committed to permitting sustainable development, as long as it includes the relevant environmental protections.
Part of the consideration of this is whether there would be a detrimental impact on the water quality of our protected coastline.
The following animation gives a brief overview of the issue and how the council are addressing it with more detail available in the Position Statement and Mitigation Plan for Nutrient Neutral Development.
Development is only acceptable if it meets the requirements of environmental protections set out in law. Part of the consideration of this is whether there would be a detrimental impact on the water quality of our protected coastline.
The water quality on our coast can be affected by excessive levels of nitrates which can come from a number of sources.
In order for development schemes to be permitted, they need to be ‘nutrient neutral’. Development schemes which are not nutrient neutral cannot lawfully be granted planning permission.
The following materials give a brief non-technical overview of the issue and how the council is addressing it.
- Animated beginners guide to nutrient neutrality
- Nutrients and our coastline - a beginner's guide cartoon strip (pdf 401 kb)
- Havant Nutrient Strategy overview - A Better Future For All (pdf 4.5 mb)
What applicants need to know
Further detailed information about the Council’s position statement and mitigation plan, together with guidance in what needs to be submitted with planning applications can be found at: