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The Planning (Hazardous Substances) (No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

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Amendment of the Local Development Plan Regulations

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28.—(1) The Planning (Local Development Plan) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015(1) are amended as follows.

(2) For Regulation 14 (additional matters to be taken into account) substitute—

14.(1) The other matters that the council must take into account in preparing a local development plan are—

(a)the objectives of preventing major accidents and limiting the consequences of such accidents for human health and the environment by pursuing those objectives through the controls described in Article 13 of the Directive;

(b)the need, in the long term—

(i)to maintain appropriate safety distances between establishments and residential areas, buildings and areas of public use, recreational areas, and, as far as possible, major transport routes;

(ii)to protect areas of particular natural sensitivity or interest in the vicinity of establishments, where appropriate through appropriate safety distances or other relevant measures;

(iii)in the case of existing establishments, to take additional technical measures in accordance with Article 5 of the Directive, so as not to increase the risks to human health and the environment.

(2) In this regulation—

(a)“the Directive” means Directive 2012/18/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on the control of major-accident hazards involving dangerous substances, and

(b)expressions used in paragraph (1) and in the Directive have the same meaning in that paragraph as in the Directive..

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