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Proposed Changes to EIA Regulations

Published on Thu, 4 Aug 2005
The Department of the Environment has issued a consultation paper which sets out the Department’s proposals for implementing Article 3 of European Directive 2003/35/EC (the ‘Public Participation Directive’), which amends Council Directive 85/337/EEC (the Environmental Impact Assessment or ‘EIA Directive’).
This consultation ended on Fri, 30 Sep 2005

The Public Participation Directive makes amendments to the EIA Directive aimed at developing the public participation and access to justice provisions in EIA. The proposals in this consultation paper apply to the implementation of the amended EIA Directive in relation to projects falling within the planning sector.
The purpose of the consultation is to obtain views on the draft legislation, which places additional obligations on the Planning Service, and in the case of appeals, the Planning Appeals Commission in relation to decision making on the environmental impact of the specified projects. The closing date for receipt of comments is 30 September 2005.

EIA Consultation Paper

Alternatively you can request a copy by telephone: 028 9041 6967, by fax: 028 9041 6960 or by text phone: 028 9054 0642.

Responding to this Consultation Paper

Please note that responses to this consultation paper should be received by the Planning Service no later than 30th September 2005.
There are a number of ways you can respond:
Robert Mackey
Planning Service Headquarters
Consultation on the Draft Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005
3rd Floor
Millennium House
17-25 Great Victoria Street
Fax: (028) 9041 6960

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