Changes to how Environmental Impact Assessment applies to Planning
Proposed changes to how Environmental Impact Assessment applies to Town and Country Planning.
The Welsh Government has launched a consultation into proposed changes to how Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) applies to Town and Country Planning.
What is the new legislation:
The Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Wales) Regulations
What is The amended legislation:
New Legislation implementing EU Directive 2011/92/EU, on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment.
Who does this affect: Wales
When is the closing date: 11th November 2016.
This aims to clarify and strengthen the screening process, strengthen the quality of environmental statements and enhance policy coherence.
It sets out proposals relating to:
- third party screening requests;
- screening and scoping timeframes;
- consultation and participation in the decision making process;
- monitoring of significant effects;
- penalties and enforcement;
- competent experts;
- purchase notices.
The full text of the consultation may be found here.
Source: Welsh Government