Town and Country Planning (Assessment of Environmental Effects) Regulations

Applies to EnglandApplies to Wales

Title: Town and Country Planning (Assessment of Environmental Effects) Regulations

Category: England and Wales Regulations

Date: 1988 (amended 1990, 1992, 1994)

Reference: SI 1988/1199 [Full text] (1990/367 [Full text], 1992/1494 [Full text], 1994/677 [Full text])

General Description:

See also the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (England and Wales) Regulations 1999.

These regulations implement EEC Council Directive 85/337 on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment and impose new procedural requirements. These include the preparation of an Environmental Statement to accompany the planning application. Certain agricultural projects require environmental assessment if they are likely to have significant effects by virtue of their name, size or location. They include:

  1. water management for agriculture,
  2. poultry rearing,
  3. pig rearing,
  4. a salmon hatchery,
  5. an installation for rearing salmon,
  6. the reclamation of land from the sea.

Notes:

  • Pig rearing installations designed to house more than 400 sows or 5000 fattening pigs may require environmental assessment.
  • Poultry rearing installations designed to house more than 100,000 broilers or 5,000 layers, turkeys or other poultry may require environmental assessment.
  • Salmon farming developments designed to produce less than 100 tonnes of fish should not normally require environmental assessment.

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