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Environmental Impact Assessment (Forestry) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000

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1.  For the purposes of this Schedule—

  • “sensitive area” means—

    (a)

    land to which Article 14(1) of the Nature Conservation and Amenity Lands (Northern Ireland) Order 1985(1) (in this paragraph “the 1985 Order”) applies (areas of outstanding natural beauty);

    (b)

    land notified under Article 24(3) of the 1985 Order (areas of special scientific interest);

    (c)

    a national park within the meaning of the 1985 Order;

    (d)

    a nature reserve within the meaning of the 1985 Order;

    (e)

    a property appearing on the World Heritage List kept under Article 11(2) of the 1972 UNESCO Convention for the Protection of World Cultural and National Heritage(2);

    (f)

    a scheduled historic monument within the meaning of the Historic Monuments and Archaeological Objects (Northern Ireland) Order 1995(3);

    (g)

    a European site within the meaning of regulation 9 of the Conservation (Natural Habitats etc.) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995(4);

  • “specified threshold” means any threshold specified in hectares in Column 2 or 3 of the Table in paragraph 2.

(2)

See Command Paper 9424

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