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Parliamentary questions
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14 August 2018
Answer given by Mr Vella on behalf of the European Commission
Question reference: P-003818/2018

Article 6 paragraph 3 of Directive 92/43/EEC(1) stipulates that ‘any plan or project not directly connected with or necessary to the management of the site but likely to have a significant effect thereon, either individually or in combination with other plans or projects, shall be subject to appropriate assessment of its implications for the site in view of the site's conservation objectives’.

Unless the cycle path is ‘directly connected with or necessary to the management of the site’, aspects such as light pollution should therefore be assessed given the nature of the special protection area, if they are liable to have a significant effect such as disturbance of the species for which the area has been designated.

However such specific aspects are not for the European Commission to assess in the first place, as remedies are available under domestic law and, in particular, judicial review of the impact assessment before the TAR Abruzzo (Regional Administrative Court).

(1)On the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora (Habitats Directive), OJ L 206, 22.7.1992.

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