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My development site is several kilometres from the coast; what effect would it have on the SPAs?

The research which underpins the Strategy shows that some people travel quite long distances to access the coast. The Strategy requires a developer contribution towards mitigation measures from all new homes built within 5.6 kilometres of the Solent Special Protection Areas, based on the research finding that 75% of all visitors to the Solent coast originate from within that 5.6 kilometres zone. The use of a 75% figure for defining the zone mirrors the approach which was adopted for the Thames Basin Heaths and Dorset Heathland Special Protection Areas after careful scrutiny and public examination.