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

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

Summary

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

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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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