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1The characteristics of plans and programmes, having regard, in particular to—
(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 Community legislation on the environment (for example, plans and programmes linked to waste management or water protection).
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