DEFRA consultation on water resources
13th November 2017
Processes and Procedures for Plant Protection Products – Changes to the Detailed Technical Sift Criteria.
15th November 2017

SI 2017/1070

The Environmental Impact Assessment (Miscellaneous Amendments Relating to Harbours, Highways and Transport) Regulations 2017.  Comes into force 5th December. These Regulations implement Directive 2014/52/EU amending Directive 2011/92/EU on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment. They relate specifically to harbour works (in England and Wales and Scotland), the construction or improvement of highways (in England and Wales) and certain transport related works (in England and Wales).  The amendments are to:

  • Harbours Act 1964 (c. 40) which makes provision for harbour revision and empowerment orders.
  • Highways Act 1980 (c. 66) to provide for procedures governing the environmental impact assessment of projects for the construction or improvement of highways, mainly trunk roads, in England.
  • Transport and Works Act 1992 (c. 42) and the Transport and Works (Applications and Objections Procedure) (England and Wales) Rules 2006 (SI 2006/1466) which make provision for orders authorising transport-related works in England and Wales.