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The Environmental Impact Assessment (Agriculture) (Wales) Regulations 2017

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4.—(1) A description of the factors likely to be significantly affected by the proposed project, covering the direct effects and any indirect, secondary, cumulative, transboundary, short-term, medium-term and long-term, permanent and temporary, positive and negative effects of the project, including—

(a)population and human health;

(b)biodiversity with specific attention on species protected by the Habitats Directive and the Birds Directive;

(c)land (for example land take), soil (for example organic matter, erosion, compaction, sealing), water (for example hydromorphological changes, quantity and quality), air and climate (for example greenhouse gas emissions, impacts relevant to adaptation);

(d)material assets, including architectural and archaeological aspects and landscape.

This description should take into account the environmental protection objectives established at European Union or Member State level which are relevant to the project, including in particular those established by the Habitats Directive and the Birds Directive.

(2) In this paragraph—

“the Birds Directive” (“y Gyfarwyddeb Adar”) means Directive 2009/147/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 November 2009 on the conservation of wild birds.

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