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Hazardous Substances Planning Amendments in Northern Ireland

18 March 2016

What is the new legislation:
The Planning (Hazardous Substances) (No.2) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016
What is the amended legislation: The Planning (Hazardous Substances) (No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015
Who does this affect: Northern Ireland
When does this change take place: 9th May 2016

These Regulations amend the Planning (Hazardous Substances) (No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 to specify that a council must now consult with the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: 1) before determining an application for hazardous substance consent, and 2) where an application is made by a council to the Department for hazardous substance consent. Previously this consultation requirement fell on the Department of the Environment.

The full text of the Regulations may be found here.
Source: http://www.legislation.gov.uk