9.2.10 Invasive Species

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​​​​​​9.2.10 Invasive Species

Invasive non‐native plant and animal species (animals and plants that are introduced accidently or deliberately into a natural environment where they are not normally found) are a significant threat to biodiversity.  They can negatively impact on native species, can transform habitats and threaten ecosystems causing serious problems to the environment, buildings and the economy.

Irish legislation makes it an offence to plant, breed, disperse, allow dispersal or cause to grow a range of plant and animal species, or to import or transport these or vector material such as soil or spoil from which they can grow (Articles 49 and 50 of the European Communities (Birds and Natural Habitats) Regulations 2011).  The Council will seek to prevent the spread of invasive non-native species.

Development Management Requirement:

  • To require relevant development proposals to address the presence or absence of invasive alien species on proposed development sites and (if necessary) require applicants to prepare and submit an Invasive Species Management Plan where such a species exists to comply with the provisions of the European Communities (Birds and Natural Habitats) Regulations 2011-2015.