These Regulations amend the Foreshore Act 1933 for the purpose of giving effect to Council Directive No. 2011/92/EU. They amend section 13A with respect to environmental impact assessment: The appropriate Minister shall, as part of his or her consideration of a relevant application, in accordance with paragraph ensure that, before a decision on the application is given, projects likely to have significant effects on the environment by virtue, inter alia, of their nature, size or location are made subject to an environmental impact assessment. An environmental impact assessment shall be carried out by the appropriate Minister in respect of a relevant application for consent in respect of: (a) a class or classes of development prescribed by Regulations under section 176 of the Planning and Development Act 2000, which exceeds a quantity, area or other limit prescribed by those Regulations; or (b) other classes of development which the appropriate Minister determines would be likely to have significant effects on the environment.
Implements: Directive 2011/92/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment. (2011-12-13)
Amends: Foreshore Act, 1933. (1933-06-30)
Authors and Publishers
Rudolph Hupperts (CONSLEGB)
Celtic tribes arrived on the island between 600 and 150 B.C. Invasions by Norsemen that began in the late 8th century were finally ended when King Brian BORU defeated the Danes in 1014. Norman invasions began in the 12th century and set off more than seven centuries of Anglo-Irish struggle marked by fierce rebellions and harsh repressions. The Irish famine of the mid-19th century saw the population of the island drop by one third through starvation and emigration. For more than a century after that the population of the island continued to fall only to begin growing again in the 1960s.