Ramsar site

Ramsar sites
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A Ramsar site is an internationally protected site listed as a Wetland of International Importance.

Impact on planning decisions

Any development in a RAMSAR site will need special consideration and may need consultation with specific organisations.

Responsible organisations and guidance

They are designated by UNESCO and managed by Natural England. If a ramsar site could be affected by development, Natural England should be consulted. There is specific guidance on how to review planning applications in protected sites and areas.

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