9.4.1 Appropriate Assessment

The Council will ensure that all developments relating to environmental infrastructure are subject to Article 6 EU Habitats Directive Assessment to ensure that there are no likely significant effects on the integrity of any European Site(s). The development will proceed only after it has been ascertained that it will not adversely affect the integrity of the site or where, in the absence of alternative solutions, the development is deemed imperative for reasons of overriding public interest, all in accordance with the provisions of the EU Habitats Directive.