This consultation ended 17 June 2015.
Details of outcome
Read and comment on our proposals to amend the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations and procedures associated with making Local Development Orders.
The consultation paper proposes the following:
- Raising the screening thresholds for Schedule 2 “urban development projects” and “industrial estate projects”.
- Measures to respond to recent case law and implement the Geological Storage Directive.
- Amendments to legislation associated with Local Development Orders (LDOs) in order to allow local planning authorities (LPAs) to make LDOs for Schedule 2 EIA development.
- Specific provision in the EIA Regulations for discontinuance and modification orders.