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The Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I General

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Directions

    4. 4.Prohibition on the grant of planning permission without consideration of environmental information

    5. 5.Confirmation that development is EIA development

  3. Part II Pre-application Procedures

    1. 6.Pre-application determination as to need for environmental impact assessment and opinion as to content of environmental statement

  4. Part III Preparation of Environmental Statements

    1. 7.Procedure to facilitate preparation of environmental statements

    2. 8.Provision of information

  5. Part IV Procedures on Receipt of Application

    1. 9.Application made to the Department without prior determination as to need for environmental impact assessment or without an environmental statement

    2. 10.Extension of the period for Department’s decision on a planning application

    3. 11.Application of Article 31 of the 1991 Order

  6. Part V Publicity

    1. 12.Publicity where an environmental statement is submitted

    2. 13.Availability of copies of environmental statement

    3. 14.Consultation where environmental statement submitted

    4. 15.Further information relating to environmental statement

    5. 16.Charges

    6. 17.Duty to inform the public of decisions

  7. Part VI Development Likely to Affect Other Member States

    1. 18.Development likely to have significant effects on the environment in another Member State

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

  8. Part VII Unauthorised Development

    1. 20.Interpretation of Part VII

    2. 21.Prohibition on the grant of planning permission for unauthorised development

    3. 22.Determination as to need for environmental statement, etc.

    4. 23.Time period for submission of environmental statement

    5. 24.Provision of information

    6. 25.Procedure where the Commission receives an environmental statement

    7. 26.Further information and evidence respecting environmental statements

    8. 27.Publicity for environmental statements and decisions

    9. 28.Involvement of other Member States

  9. Part VIII Permission in Enterprise and Simplified Planning Zones and Permission Granted by Development Orders

    1. 29.Restrictions on grant of permission by old enterprise zone schemes

    2. 30.Restrictions on the grant of permission by simplified planning zone schemes and enterprise zone schemes

    3. 31.Development Orders

  10. Part IX Miscellaneous

    1. 32.Amendment to the Planning (Use Classes) Order (Northern Ireland) 1989

    2. 33.Amendment to the General Development Order

    3. 34.Availability of information in relation to determinations, opinions, decisions, etc.

    4. 35.Hearing by the Commission in relation to the Department’s determination

    5. 36.Appeals to the Commission for developments for which an environmental statement is required

    6. 37.Revocations

  11. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

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

      1. Interpretation

      2. Descriptions of development

      3. 1.Descriptions of development

      4. 2.(a) Thermal power stations and other combustion installations with a...

      5. 3.(a) Installations for the reprocessing of irradiated nuclear fuel.

      6. 4.(a) Integrated works for the initial smelting of cast-iron and...

      7. 5.Installations for the extraction of asbestos and for the processing...

      8. 6.Integrated chemical installations, that is to say, installations for the...

      9. 7.(a) Construction of lines for long-distance railway traffic and of...

      10. 8.(a) Inland waterways and ports for inland-waterway traffic which permit...

      11. 9.Waste disposal installations for the incineration, chemical treatment (as defined...

      12. 10.Waste disposal installations for the incineration or chemical treatment (as...

      13. 11.Groundwater abstraction or artificial groundwater recharge schemes where the annual...

      14. 12.(a) Works for the transfer of water resources, other than...

      15. 13.Waste water treatment plants with a capacity exceeding 150,000 population...

      16. 14.Extraction of petroleum and natural gas for commercial purposes where...

      17. 15.Dams and other installations designed for the holding back or...

      18. 16.Pipelines for the transport of gas, oil or chemicals with...

      19. 17.Installations for the intensive rearing of poultry or pigs with...

      20. 18.Industrial plants for— (a) the production of pulp from timber...

      21. 19.Quarries and open-cast mining where the surface of the site...

      22. 20.Construction of overhead electrical power lines with a voltage of...

      23. 21.Installations for storage of petroleum, petrochemical or chemical products with...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Descriptions of Development and Criteria for the purposes of the definition of “Schedule 2 development”

      1. 1.In the Table below— “area of the proposed works”, includes...

      2. 2.The Table below sets out the descriptions of development and...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Selection Criteria Referred to in Article 4.3 of the Directive

      1. 1.Characteristics of development

      2. 2.Location of development

      3. 3.Characteristics of the potential impact

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Matters for Inclusion in Environmental Statement

      1. Part I

        1. 1.Description of the development, including in particular—

        2. 2.An outline of the main alternatives studied by the applicant...

        3. 3.A description of the aspects of the environment likely to...

        4. 4.A description of the likely significant effects of the development...

        5. 5.A description of the measures envisaged to prevent, reduce and...

        6. 6.A non-technical summary of the information provided under paragraphs 1...

        7. 7.An indication of any difficulties (technical deficiencies or lack of...

      2. Part II

        1. 1.A description of the development comprising information on the site,...

        2. 2.A description of the measures envisaged in order to avoid,...

        3. 3.The data required to identify and assess the main effects...

        4. 4.An outline of the main alternatives studied by the applicant...

        5. 5.A non-technical summary of the information provided under paragraphs 1...

    5. SCHEDULE 5


  12. Explanatory Note

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