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Regulations 6(2) and 7(5)
1. The characteristics of projects must be considered having regard, in particular, to:
— the size of the project;
— the cumulation with other projects;
— the use of natural resources;
— the production of waste;
— pollution and nuisances;
— the risk of accidents, having regard in particular to substances or technologies used.
2. The environmental sensitivity of geographical areas likely to be affected by projects must be considered, having regard, in particular, to:
— the existing land use;
— the relative abundance, quality and regenerative capacity of natural resources in the area;
— the absorption capacity of the natural environment, paying particular attention to the following areas:
mountain and forest areas;
nature reserves and parks;
areas classified or protected in the United Kingdom or under the law of other member states; special protection areas designated pursuant to Directive 79/409/EEC on the conservation of wild birds(1) and 92/43/EEC on the conservation of natural habitats and wild fauna(2);
areas in which the environmental quality standards laid down in Community legislation have already been exceeded;
densely populated areas;
landscapes of historical, cultural or archaeological significance.
3. The potential significant effects of projects must be considered in relation to criteria set out under headings 1 and 2 above, and having regard in particular to:
— the extent of the impact (geographical area and size of the affected population);
— the transfrontier nature of the impact;
— the magnitude and complexity of the impact;
— the probability of the impact;
— the duration, frequency and reversibility of the impact.
OJ No.L103, 25.4.1979, p.1.
OJ No.L206, 22.7.1992, p.7.
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