Table of Contents

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Table of contents


1        Introduction

2        Mandatory Requirements

3        Assessment of Likely Significant Environmental Effects

3.1        Characteristics of the Plan (Proposed Amendment) having regard to: 

i.           The degree, to which the plan sets a framework for projects and other activities, either with regard to the location, nature, size and operating conditions or by allocating resources.

ii.          The degree to which the plan influences other plans, including those in a hierarchy.

iii.        The relevance of the plan for the integration of environmental considerations in particular with a view to promoting sustainable development.

iv.         Environmental problems relevant to the plan.

v.          The relevance of the plan for the implementation of European Union legislation on the environment (e.g. plans linked to waste management or water protection).

3.2        Characteristics of the effects and of the area likely to be affected, having regard to:

(i)         The probability, duration, frequency and reversibility of the effects.

(ii)        The cumulative nature of the effects.

(iii)      The transboundary nature of the effects.

(iv)      The risk to human health or the environment (e.g. due to accidents).

(v)        The magnitude and spatial extent of the effects (geographical area and size of the population likely to be affected).

(vi)       The value and vulnerability of the area likely to be affected due to:

4        Statutory Consultation.

5        Conclusion.