Solent recreation mitigation strategy

Solent recreation mitigation strategy also known as Bird Aware Solent

Three Special Protection Areas (SPAs) have been designated for the tens of thousands of birds that come to the Solent coast each winter.

Bird Aware Solent seeks to lessen potential impacts from increased local housing development near the Solent coast. The initiative is run by the Solent Recreation Mitigation Partnership made up of 19 organisations in the Solent area.

We have used the Solent Recreation Mitigation Strategy since April 2018 for all new residential development within 5.6km of the SPAs. Developer contributions from this support Bird Aware Solent. These are updated annually on 1 April in line with the Retail Price Index (RPI).