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PPS 11: Planning and Waste Management
Policy WM 1:Environmental Impact Assessment

6.3 Certain waste management projects fall within the scope of the Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 1999 7 . Under these Regulations the Department is prohibited from granting planning permission to EIA development unless environmental information, adequate for the particular scheme, has been provided and considered. In such cases a formal Environmental Statement will be required. Environmental Impact Assessment is a method of ensuring that the likely effects of new development on the environment are taken into account as part of the consideration of planning applications. Waste disposal installations for the incineration, chemical treatment 8 , or landfill of hazardous waste 9 require an Environmental Impact Assessment in every case. Certain other waste management projects, which fall within the scope of the EIA Regulations, may require an assessment where the Department considers that the development will have significant environmental effect. (See Development Control Advice Note 10 -Environmental Impact Assessment).
7 These Regulations implement EC Directive 85/337/EEC, as amended by Directive 97/11/EC, on the assessment of certain public and private projects on the environment.
8 As defined in Annex IIA to the Waste Framework Directive 75/442/EEC under heading D9.
9 This refers to waste to which Directive 91/689/EEC applies
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