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Exe Estuary/Dawlish Warren Habitat Mitigation

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5. How much is the mitigation

How much do I pay?

  • residential units  - see table below - contribution per unit
  • tourist units - calculated as a percentage of residential unit contribution (using average occupancy rates)
    • serviced accommodation unit - 56% of the residential unit contribution
    • self-catering accommodation  unit - 52% the residential unit contribution
    • touring pitch - 32% the residential unit contribution

The following table shows the contribution payable per residential unit.


1 April 2017 

1 April 2018

1 April 2019

1 April 2020 

1 April 2021













The contribution per unit increases annually by indexation and is calculated using the January Retail Price Index with the contribution per unit increasing in April each year. The contribution payable will be the annual figure plus indexation at the time payment is made.

Note - The per unit contributions prior to the report of the South East Devon Habitat Regulations Executive in July 2017 were £96 per unit in Exe only 10k zone and £800 per unit in the Exe-and-Warren 10k zone.  The report in July 2017 revealed a need for these to increase to £221 Exe only and £2,291 Exe-and-Warren.  However the committee resolved that the Exe-and-Warren figure should be offset against SANGS forward funding and remain at £800 per unit.  There was no such resolution to offset the Exe only figure. 

Note - On 18 November 2020 an increase of £6.81 was agreed for each area (sites in both areas increased by 2 x £6.81) to provide required funds for staffing as set out in recommendations 1 and 2 on page 211 and stated on page 214 of the November 2020 report of the South East Devon Habitat Regulations Executive Committee.  This increase has been included in the annual indexation increase on 1 April 2021