Any regeneration at Tipner West is likely to require an:
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) – this sets out in detail the likely environmental impact of any development and recommends measures to mitigate those impacts to acceptable levels.
Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA) – this is a multi-stage process that must take place when development is proposed on a protected site. It looks at whether there are feasible alternative solutions that are less damaging to the habitat site, whether there are Imperative Reasons of Overriding Public Interest (IROPI) for the project; and ensures compensatory measures are taken to protect the wider habitat site. The HRA must take place before deciding whether to undertake, permit or authorise a development.