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The Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (England and Wales) Regulations 1999

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I GENERAL

    1. 1.Citation, commencement and application

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Prohibition on granting planning permission without consideration of environmental information

  3. PART II SCREENING

    1. 4.General provisions relating to screening

    2. 5.Requests for screening opinions of the local planning authority

    3. 6.Requests for screening directions of the Secretary of State

  4. PART III PROCEDURES CONCERNING APPLICATIONS FOR PLANNING PERMISSION

    1. 7.Application made to a local planning authority without an environmental statement

    2. 8.Application referred to the Secretary of State without an environmental statement

    3. 9.Appeal to the Secretary of State without an environmental statement

  5. PART IV PREPARATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL STATEMENTS

    1. 10.Scoping opinions of the local planning authority

    2. 11.Scoping directions of the Secretary of State

    3. 12.Procedure to facilitate preparation of environmental statements

  6. PART V PUBLICITY AND PROCEDURES ON SUBMISSION OF ENVIRONMENTAL STATEMENTS

    1. 13.Procedure where an environmental statement is submitted to a local planning authority

    2. 14.Publicity where an environmental statement is submitted after the planning application

    3. 15.Provision of copies of environmental statements and further information for the Secretary of State on referral or appeal

    4. 16.Procedure where an environmental statement is submitted to the Secretary of State

    5. 17.Availability of copies of environmental statements

    6. 18.Charges for copies of environmental statements

    7. 19.Further information and evidence respecting environmental statements

  7. PART VI AVAILABILITY OF DIRECTIONS ETC. AND NOTIFICATION OF DECISIONS

    1. 20.Availability of opinions, directions etc. for inspection

    2. 21.Duties to inform the public and the Secretary of State of final decisions

  8. PART VII SPECIAL CASES

    1. 22.Development by a local planning authority

    2. 23.Restriction of grant of permission by old simplified planning zone schemes or enterprise zone orders

    3. 24.Restriction of grant of permission by new simplified planning zone schemes or enterprise zone orders

    4. 25.Unauthorised development

    5. 26.Unauthorised development with significant transboundary effects

  9. PART VIII DEVELOPMENT WITH SIGNIFICANT TRANSBOUNDARY EFFECTS

    1. 27.Development in England and Wales likely to have significant effects in another Member State

    2. 28.Projects in another Member State likely to have significant transboundary effects

  10. PART IX MISCELLANEOUS

    1. 29.Service of notices etc.

    2. 30.Application to the High Court

    3. 31.Hazardous waste and material change of use

    4. 32.Extension of the period for an authority’s decision on a planning application

    5. 33.Extension of the power to provide in a development order for the giving of directions as respects the manner in which planning applications are dealt with

    6. 34.Revocation of Statutory Instruments and transitional provisions

    7. 35.Miscellaneous and consequential amendments

  11. Signature

  12. SCHEDULES

    1. Schedule 1

      Descriptions of development for the purposes of the definition of “Schedule 1 development”

    2. Schedule 2

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

    3. Schedule 3

      Selection criteria for screening Schedule 2 development

    4. Schedule 4

      Information for inclusion in environmental statements

    5. Schedule 5

      Statutory Instruments revoked

  13. Explanatory Note

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