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PPS 15: Planning and Flood Risk
The Role of Development Plans: Strategic Environmental Assessment

6.9 The Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations (NI) 2004 require that development plans be subject to Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA). Where SEA identifies and describes the likely significant effects of the draft plan on natural drainage systems, it may be necessary for the environmental report to acknowledge and evaluate impacts that extend beyond the geographical boundaries of the plan.
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