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What is the extent of the area within which new housing developments need to provide mitigation?

Based on the research undertaken and the precautionary principle, it has been concluded that any development which would result in additional dwellings within 5.6 kilometres of the Solent SPAs is likely to have a significant effect on one or more of the SPAs and thus requires mitigation unless evidence specific to the development shows otherwise. The 5.6 kilometre zone covers the northern part of the Isle of Wight and inland from the mainland coast between Hurst Castle (near Lymington) and West Wittering. A map showing the zone is on the final page of the Interim Solent Recreation Mitigation Strategy.