- Existing/Revised/New: Existing
- Date of Screening: 8 March 2021
- Screening Outcome – Full EQIA Recommended: No
The aim of the policy is to temporarily suspend requirements for a developer to organise a ‘public event’ as part of the mandatory pre-application community consultation (PACC) process on proposed planning applications for major developments. This is an emergency response to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19 in relation to the processing of those applications, and with regard to the specific requirements which contravene public health policy on public gatherings and social distancing.