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Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations
The EIA Regulations are designed to allow routine agricultural operations whilst protecting land with special environmental, historic or cultural importance.
The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations (2002) (external link) apply to all uncultivated land and semi-natural areas in Wales. This excludes forestry and woodlands which have their own regulations.
Revised regulations (Environmental Impact Assessment (Agriculture) (Wales) Regulations (2007) (external link) came into effect on 31st October 2007. These include projects for large-scale restructuring of rural land holdings, but do not change existing Regulations regarding projects for agricultural improvement.
You will need to consult us before you carry out:
- agricultural improvements on uncultivated land or semi-natural areas
- projects involving restructuring of rural land holdings on any agricultural land type.
Under the Regulations it is illegal to proceed with projects without obtaining a screening decision. Failure to do so may lead to:
- a Cross Compliance penalty in your Basic Payment Scheme (BPS)
- a requirement to stop any projects for improving the affected land
- a requirement to reinstate the land to its previous condition
The EIA Unit only deals with agricultural projects. You should contact Natural Resources Wales (external link) or your local authority about Forestry and Planning issues.
We will be happy to discuss the EIA regulations or any agricultural projects you are planning. You can contact us via the Rural Payments Wales (RPW) Customer Contact Centre:
Tel: 0300 062 5004
Fax: 01286 662193
Opening hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30-17:00
You can also contact the EIA Unit directly at EIA.Unit@wales.gsi.gov.uk.
We are consulting on proposals to implement the amended European Directive 2011/92/EU on Environmental Impact Assessment which will:
- strengthen the EIA screening process
- streamline existing procedures
- enhance the protection of farmland habitat sites.
For more information please visit Review of the Environmental Impact Assessment (Agriculture) (Wales) Regulations 2007.