Consultation on The Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017

Consultation opened on 15 December 2016. Closing date 09 February 2017.


The Department is seeking your views on the draft Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017.


Consultation description

The consultation sets out proposals for implementing the European Directive 2014/52/EU amending Directive 2011/92/EU on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment into domestic legislation.

The EIA Directive’s main aim is to provide a high level of protection of the environment and to contribute to the integration of environmental considerations into the preparation of projects with a view to reduce their impact on the environment.

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