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Deregulation Act 2015

Highways (Assessment of Environmental Effects) Regulations 1988 and 1994

953.Paragraph 30 revokes two spent statutory instruments related to the assessment of the effects on the environment of certain projects for constructing or improving a highway.

954.The Highways (Assessment of Environmental Effects) Regulations 1988 inserted a new Part 5A on Environmental Impact Assessments into the Highways Act 1980 (“the 1980 Act”) so as to implement Council Directive 85/337/EEC. These provisions were amended by the Highways (Assessment of Environmental Effects) Regulations 1994. The provisions contained in both sets of regulations were superseded by S.I. 1999/369, which inserted a replacement Part 5A into the 1980 Act so as to implement Council Directive 97/11/EC (which amended Directive 85/337/EEC).

955.The Regulations form part of the law of England and Wales (as will the revocations). The revocations come into force at the end of the period of 2 months beginning with the day on which the Act is passed.

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