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

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28.  Where the council is also (or would be) the applicant (whether alone or jointly with any other person), these Regulations shall apply to an EIA application (or proposed application) subject to the following modifications—

(a)regulations 8 and 9(1) to 9(3) shall not apply;

(b)regulation 10(1) shall apply to any body from whom the council requests assistance as it applies to any body notified in accordance with regulation 9(3);

(c)regulation 12 shall apply as if—

(i)the words “or, as the case may be, the Department” were omitted; and

(ii)the references to paragraph (8), (9), (10) and (11) of regulation 8 were omitted.

(d)regulation 13 shall apply as if the words “or, as the case may be, the Department” were omitted;

(e)regulation 14 shall apply as if—

(i)the words “or, as the case may be, the Department” were omitted; and

(ii)the reference to paragraphs (8), (9), (10) and (11) of regulation 8 were omitted;

(f)regulation 15 shall not apply;

(g)regulation 18 shall apply as if—

(i)for “Where an environmental statement is submitted the council or, as the case may be, the Department shall, when it receives the environmental statement”, there were substituted, “Where a council submits an environmental statement it shall”;

(ii)in paragraph (1)(a), (1)(c), (1)(d), (1)(f), (2) and (3) the words “or, as the case may be, the Department” were omitted;

(iii)in paragraph (1)(e) the words “from the applicant” were omitted.

(h)paragraph (b) of regulation 19 shall not apply;

(i)regulation 20 shall apply if—

(i)in paragraph (1) for the word “receives” there were substituted “submits”;

(ii)paragraph (2) were omitted;

(iii)in paragraph (3) the words “or, as the case may be, the Department” were omitted.

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