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Draft PPS18: Renewable Energy
Annex 1 Energy from Waste (Thermal Processes): Information to Accompany a Planning Application

D30. A planning application for a thermal Energy from Waste plant could usefully include the following:
  • site plan and elevation drawings to help determine visual impact;
  • photomontage of plant building(s) and chimney stack with clear indication of building material;
  • information on grid connection works, including transformer and transmission lines;
  • details of air and noise emissions and an assessment of their impacts;
  • details of vehicular access and vehicular movement;
  • landscaping provisions;
  • site management measures during the construction phase; and,
  • model of emissions dispersion.

Environmental Impact Assessment

D31. Developments that use waste to produce energy may require EIA. Such projects could fall within projects listed in Schedule 2.3 and/or 2.11 to the Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999 . Opens link in a new browser window
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