Legislation

19th May 2017

SR 2017/88

The Drainage (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017. Comes into force 16th May. These Regulations revoke and replace the Drainage (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006. (SR 2006/34).   These Regulations implement, for Northern Ireland, Council Directive 2011/92/EU on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment, in respect of drainage schemes and drainage works.

 

17th May 2017

SR 2017/85

The Water Resources (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017. Comes into force 5th June.  These Regulations revoke and replace Water Resources (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005 (SR 2005/32).

Part 1 covers various general provisions. These include (Regulation 3) the requirement that an environmental impact assessment (EIA) be carried out on “relevant projects”. Part 2 covers the pre-application procedures for an EIA. Part 3 covers publicity of EIAs Part 4 covers projects which may affect the Republic of Ireland or visa versa.
15th May 2017

SR 2017/83

The Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017.  Comes into force May 16th.These Regulations revoke and replace the Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 (SR 2015/74).

Part 2 – Covers determination of whether an environmental impact assessment is required and the required content of the environmental statement. Part 3 – Covers the procedure for preparation of environmental statements Part 4 – Covers planning applications made Part 5 – Covers supporting publicity requirements