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SCHEDULE 2SCriteria for determining the likely significance of effects on the environment

(introduced by section 7(2))

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1The characteristics of plans and programmes, having regard, in particular to—S

(a)the degree to which the plan or programme sets a framework for projects and other activities, either with regard to the location, nature, size and operating conditions or by allocating resources;

(b)the degree to which the plan or programme influences other plans and programmes including those in a hierarchy;

(c)the relevance of the plan or programme for the integration of environmental considerations in particular with a view to promoting sustainable development;

(d)environmental problems relevant to the plan or programme; and

(e)the relevance of the plan or programme for the implementation of [F1EU] legislation on the environment (for example, plans and programmes linked to waste management or water protection).

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I1Sch. 2 para. 1 in force at 20.2.2006 by S.S.I. 2006/19, art. 2

2Characteristics of the effects and of the area likely to be affected, having regard, in particular, to—S

(a)the probability, duration, frequency and reversibility of the effects;

(b)the cumulative nature of the effects;

(c)the transboundary nature of the effects;

(d)the risks to human health or the environment (for example, due to accidents);

(e)the magnitude and spatial extent of the effects (geographical area and size of the population likely to be affected);

(f)the value and vulnerability of the area likely to be affected due to—

(i)special natural characteristics or cultural heritage;

(ii)exceeded environmental quality standards or limit values; or

(iii)intensive land-use; and

(g)the effects on areas or landscapes which have a recognised national, Community or international protection status.

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I2Sch. 2 para. 2 in force at 20.2.2006 by S.S.I. 2006/19, art. 2

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