Notification of the publication of draft conservation advice for Dogger Bank cSAC / SCI (DRAFT)


20 December 2016


JNCC have been working on improving the conservation advice we provide for offshore Marine Protected Areas. The new approach is based on recommended best practise and feedback from current users. Further information on the approach is available on the JNCC Conservation Advice webpage.

The approach is being trialled with Dogger Bank cSAC/SCI and draft updated conservation advice is now available in the conservation advice tab of the Site Information Centre.

We are offering a 6 week period for users to comment on this trial advice. While we would welcome feedback on any element of the advice we would specifically appreciate comments on the following in order to help us improve the advice further:

  • Do you find the draft Dogger Bank conservation advice readily accessible in terms of being understandable and easy to obtain?
  • Do you find the draft Dogger Bank conservation objectives SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely?)
  • Does the draft Dogger Bank conservation advice clearly set out what evidence has been used and how we have used it?
  • If you were to use the draft conservation advice to inform an application for a proposed development, do you find the conservation objectives up to date and relevant to the site?
  • Would the information provided enable you to assess the impact of your proposed development?
  • Do you have any further information about Dogger Bank cSAC/SCI which you feel we should consider in our conservation advice going forward?

Comments can be provided via our short survey.  If you have any questions or would like to discuss the advice, please do get in touch using the email address and include ‘Dogger Bank Conservation Advice’ in the subject header.

Comments must be received by 31st January 2017.