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The Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 General

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Directions

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

    5. 5.Confirmation that development is EIA development

    6. 6.Appeals under Section 58 or Section 60 of the 2011 Act

  3. PART 2 Pre-Application Procedures

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

  4. PART 3 Preparation of Environmental Statements

    1. 8.Procedure to facilitate preparation of environmental statements

    2. 9.Provision of information

  5. PART 4 Procedures on Receipt of Application

    1. 10.Applications made to the council which appear to require determination as to need for environmental impact assessment

    2. 11.Applications made to the Department which appear to require determination as to need for environmental impact assessment

    3. 12.Subsequent applications made to the council where environmental information previously provided

    4. 13.Subsequent applications made to the Department where environmental information previously provided

    5. 14.Subsequent applications made to the council where environmental information not previously provided

    6. 15.Subsequent applications made to the Department where environmental information not previously provided

    7. 16.Application made to the council without an environmental statement

    8. 17.Application made to the Department without an environmental statement

    9. 18.Application referred to the Department without an environmental statement

    10. 19.Extension of the period for council's or Department's decision on an application for planning permission or subsequent application

  6. PART 5 Publicity

    1. 20.Publicity where an environmental statement is submitted

    2. 21.Availability of copies of environmental statement

    3. 22.Consultation where environmental statement submitted

    4. 23.Further information and evidence relating to environmental statement

    5. 24.Charges

    6. 25.Duty to inform the public of decisions

  7. PART 6 Development by a council

    1. 26.Modifications where application is by a council

  8. PART 7 Development likely to Affect Other EEA states

    1. 27.Development in Northern Ireland likely to have significant effects on the environment in another EEA state

    2. 28.Projects in another EEA state likely to have significant transboundary effects

  9. PART 8 Unauthorised Development

    1. 29.Interpretation of Part 8

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

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

    4. 32.Time period for submission of environmental statement

    5. 33.Provision of information

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

    7. 35.Further information and evidence respecting environmental statements

    8. 36.Publicity for environmental statements and decisions

    9. 37.Involvement of other EEA states

  10. PART 9 Permission in Enterprise and Simplified Planning Zones and Permission Granted by Development Orders

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

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

    3. 40.Development Orders

  11. PART 10 Miscellaneous

    1. 41.Availability of information in relation to determinations, opinions, decisions, etc.

    2. 42.Hearing by the Commission in relation to the council's or Department's determination

    3. 43.Use of electronic communications

    4. 44.Application to the Crown

    5. 45.Revocation, saving and transitional provisions

  12. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

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

      1. Interpretation

      2. Descriptions of development

    2. SCHEDULE 2

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

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

      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 1

        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 2

        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

      Saving and transitional provisions

      1. PART 1 Modifications of Statutory Rules

      2. PART 2 The Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999 as modified

        1. 2.Interpretation

        2. 4.Prohibition on the grant of planning permission or subsequent consent without consideration of environmental information

        3. 5.Confirmation that development is EIA development

        4. 7.Procedure to facilitate preparation of environmental statements

        5. 8.Provision of information

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

        7. 10.Extension of the period for council's or Department's decision on an application for planning permission or subsequent application

        8. 11.Publicity where an environmental statement is submitted

        9. 12.Availability of copies of environmental statement

        10. 13.Consultation where environmental statement submitted

        11. 14.Further information and evidence relating to environmental statement

        12. 17.Duty to inform the public of decisions

        13. 18.Development likely to have significant effects on the environment in another EEA state

        14. 19.Projects in another EEA state likely to have significant transboundary effects

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

        16. 23.Time period for submission of environmental statement

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

        18. 26.Further information and evidence respecting environmental statements

        19. 27.Publicity for environmental statements and decisions

        20. 28.Involvement of other EEA states

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

        22. 35.Hearing by the Commission in relation to the Department's determination

  13. Explanatory Note

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