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The Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 General

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Directions

    4. 4.Prohibition on granting planning permission or subsequent consent without an environmental impact assessment

    5. 5.Environmental impact assessment

    6. 6.Confirmation that development is EIA development

    7. 7.Appeals under Section 58 or Section 60 of the 2011 Act

  3. PART 2 Pre-Application Procedures

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

  4. PART 3 Preparation of Environmental Statements

    1. 9.Procedure to facilitate preparation of environmental statements

    2. 10.Provision of information

    3. 11.Environmental statements

  5. PART 4 Procedures on Receipt of Application

    1. 12.Application which appears to require determination as to need for environmental impact assessment

    2. 13.Subsequent application where environmental information previously provided

    3. 14.Subsequent application where environmental information not previously provided

    4. 15.Application without an environmental statement

    5. 16.Application referred to the Department under Section 29 without an environmental statement

    6. 17.Extension of the period for council’s or Department’s decision on an application for planning permission or subsequent application

  6. PART 5 Publicity and Consultation

    1. 18.Publicity where an environmental statement is submitted

    2. 19.Availability of copies of environmental statement

    3. 20.Consultation where environmental statement submitted

    4. 21.Further information and evidence relating to environmental statement

    5. 22.Charges

  7. PART 6 Coordination, Decision-making, Monitoring and Notification of Decisions

    1. 23.Coordination of assessments

    2. 24.Consideration of whether planning permission or subsequent consent should be granted

    3. 25.Monitoring

    4. 26.Information to accompany decisions

    5. 27.Duty to inform the public of decisions

  8. PART 7 Development by a Council

    1. 28.Modifications where application is by a council

  9. PART 8 Development with Significant Transboundary Effects

    1. 29.Development in Northern Ireland likely to have significant effects on the environment in another EEA State

    2. 30.Projects in another EEA State likely to have significant transboundary effects

  10. PART 9 Unauthorised EIA Development

    1. 31.Interpretation of Part 9

    2. 32.Duty to ensure objectives of the Directive are met

    3. 33.Prohibition on the grant of planning permission or subsequent consent for unauthorised EIA development

    4. 34.Determination as to need for environmental statement, etc.

    5. 35.Time period for submission of environmental statement

    6. 36.Provision of information

    7. 37.Procedure where the Commission receives an environmental statement

    8. 38.Further information and evidence respecting environmental statements

    9. 39.Publicity for environmental statements and decision making

    10. 40.Significant transboundary effects

  11. PART 10 Permission in Enterprise and Simplified Planning Zones and Permission Granted by Development Orders

    1. 41.Restrictions on the grant of permission by simplified planning zone schemes and enterprise zone schemes

    2. 42.Development Orders

  12. PART 11 Miscellaneous

    1. 43.Objectivity and bias

    2. 44.Availability of information in relation to determinations, opinions, decisions, etc.

    3. 45.Hearing by the Commission in relation to the council’s or Department’s determination

    4. 46.Use of electronic communications

    5. 47.Application to the Crown

    6. 48.Revocation, saving and transitional provisions

  13. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Descriptions of development and applicable thresholds and criteria for the purpose of the definition of “Schedule 2 development”

      1. Interpretation

      2. Descriptions of development

    2. SCHEDULE 2

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

      1. 1.In the Table below— “area of the works”, includes any...

      2. 2.The Table below sets out the descriptions of development and...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Selection criteria referred to in Article 4.3 of the Directive

      1. 1. Characteristics of development

      2. 2. Location of development

      3. 3. Characteristics of the potential impact

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Matters for Inclusion in Environmental Statement

      1. 1.Description of the development, including in particular—

      2. 2.A description of the reasonable alternatives (for example in terms...

      3. 3.A description of the relevant aspects of the current state...

      4. 4.A description of the factors specified in regulation 5(2) likely...

      5. 5.A description of the likely significant effects of the development...

      6. 6.A description of the forecasting methods or evidence used to...

      7. 7.A description of the measures envisaged to avoid, prevent, reduce...

      8. 8.A description of the expected significant adverse effects of the...

      9. 9.A non–technical summary of the information provided under paragraphs 1...

      10. 10.A reference list detailing the sources used for the descriptions...

  14. Explanatory Note

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