SSSI Impact Risk Zones

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Responsible Party: Natural England (pointOfContact)

Towns & Cities

The Impact Risk Zones (IRZs) are a GIS tool developed by Natural England to make a rapid initial assessment of the potential risks posed by development proposals to: Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs), Special Areas of Conservation (SACs), Special Protection Areas (SPAs) and Ramsar sites. They define zones around each site which reflect the particular sensitivities of the features for which it is notified and indicate the types of development proposal which could potentially have adverse impacts.

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Dataset Extent

Latitude: 55.82° to 49.76°
Longitude: -7.22° to 2.34°

Data Resources (3)

Magic – Interactive Mapping
IRZ User Guidance - version
Natural England’s Data Download Service - download IRZ Data & Guidance here

Additional Links (2)

Source GEMINI2 record
Source GEMINI2 record (formatted)

Additional Information

Added to 18/05/2015
Theme Towns & Cities
Temporal coverage 1/4/2014 - 31/12/2099
Harvest URL
Harvest date 27/07/2016 17:01
Metadata date 12/7/2016
Harvest GUID 943b1168-fb7b-4f9b-ae42-4dbe9fd226da
Harvest source reference
Extent Latitude: 55.82° to 49.76°
Longitude: -7.22° to 2.34°
Spatial reference system
Dataset reference date 12/7/2016 (publication)
Frequency of update monthly
Responsible party Natural England (pointOfContact)
Access constraints Publicly accessible NE-OS OGL
ISO19139 resource type dataset
Metadata language English
Themes (secondary) No value
Schema/Vocabulary No value
Code list No value
Service Level No value
Coupled Services (none)