PPS 1: General Principles
Development Plans: Strategic Environmental Appraisal
. The Department will carry out a strategic environmental appraisal in respect of all its development plans. This appraisal will identify the main environmental concerns of direct relevance to the plan area. It will assess the probable environmental impacts of the plan’s policies or proposals. The appraisal process will help to pinpoint those options most likely to be environmentally beneficial. Where consequences adverse to the environment are anticipated possible mitigation measures may be considered. The appraisal will be published with the development plan.