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The Offshore Electricity Development (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008

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SCHEDULE 2Descriptions of Development

1.  The carrying out of development to provide any of the following—

(a)a generating station, the construction of which (or the operation of which) will require an Article 39 consent but which is not a development falling within Schedule 1;

(b)the extension of any generating station, where such extension will require an Article 39 consent;

(c)an electric line installed above ground with a voltage of 33 kilovolts or more, the installation of which (or the keeping installed of which) will require an Article 40 consent but which is not a development falling within Schedule 1; or

(d)an electric line installed above ground in a sensitive area, the installation of which (or the keeping installed of which) will require an Article 40 consent but which is not a development falling within either Schedule 1 or sub-paragraph (c).

2.  For the purposes of this Schedule “sensitive areas” mean any of the following—

(a)a National Park, that is to say, an area so designated under Article 12(1) of the Nature Conservation and Amenity Lands (Northern Ireland) Order 1985(1);

(b)an area of outstanding natural beauty, that is to say, an area so designated under Article 14(1) of the Nature Conservation and Amenity Lands (Northern Ireland) Order 1985;

(c)an area of land declared to be a national nature reserve under Article 18 of the Nature Conservation and Amenity Lands (Northern Ireland) Order 1985;

(d)an area designated by order as a marine nature reserve under Article 20 of the Nature Conservation and Amenity Lands (Northern Ireland) Order 1985;

(e)an area of specific scientific interest, that is to say, land so declared under Article 24 of the Nature Conservation and Amenity Lands (Northern Ireland) Order 1985;

(f)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 Natural Heritage(2);

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

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

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