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The Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I General

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Directions

    4. 4.Prohibition on the grant of planning permission without consideration of environmental information

    5. 5.Confirmation that development is EIA development

  3. Part II Pre-application Procedures

    1. 6.Pre-application determination as to need for environmental impact assessment and opinion as to content of environmental statement

  4. Part III Preparation of Environmental Statements

    1. 7.Procedure to facilitate preparation of environmental statements

    2. 8.Provision of information

  5. Part IV Procedures on Receipt of Application

    1. 9.Application made to the Department without prior determination as to need for environmental impact assessment or without an environmental statement

    2. 10.Extension of the period for Department’s decision on a planning application

    3. 11.Application of Article 31 of the 1991 Order

  6. Part V Publicity

    1. 12.Publicity where an environmental statement is submitted

    2. 13.Availability of copies of environmental statement

    3. 14.Consultation where environmental statement submitted

    4. 15.Further information relating to environmental statement

    5. 16.Charges

    6. 17.Duty to inform the public of decisions

  7. Part VI Development Likely to Affect Other Member States

    1. 18.Development likely to have significant effects on the environment in another Member State

    2. 19.Projects in another Member State likely to have significant transboundary effects

  8. Part VII Unauthorised Development

    1. 20.Interpretation of Part VII

    2. 21.Prohibition on the grant of planning permission for unauthorised development

    3. 22.Determination as to need for environmental statement, etc.

    4. 23.Time period for submission of environmental statement

    5. 24.Provision of information

    6. 25.Procedure where the Commission receives an environmental statement

    7. 26.Further information and evidence respecting environmental statements

    8. 27.Publicity for environmental statements and decisions

    9. 28.Involvement of other Member States

  9. Part VIII Permission in Enterprise and Simplified Planning Zones and Permission Granted by Development Orders

    1. 29.Restrictions on grant of permission by old enterprise zone schemes

    2. 30.Restrictions on the grant of permission by simplified planning zone schemes and enterprise zone schemes

    3. 31.Development Orders

  10. Part IX Miscellaneous

    1. 32.Amendment to the Planning (Use Classes) Order (Northern Ireland) 1989

    2. 33.Amendment to the General Development Order

    3. 34.Availability of information in relation to determinations, opinions, decisions, etc.

    4. 35.Hearing by the Commission in relation to the Department’s determination

    5. 36.Appeals to the Commission for developments for which an environmental statement is required

    6. 37.Revocations

  11. Signature


    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Descriptions of development for the purposes of the definition of “Schedule 1 application”

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Descriptions of development and criteria for the purposes of the definition of “Schedule 2 application”

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Selection criteria referred to in Article 4.3 of the Directive

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Matters for inclusion in environmental statement

    5. SCHEDULE 5


  13. Explanatory Note

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