The Town and Country Planning Regulations 2015
6 April 2015
Planning - England
The Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 amend the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2011. The amendment raises screening thresholds where it is necessary to determine whether an EIA is required.
The screening threshold for industrial estate development projects is raised to areas exceeding 5 hectares. With regard to urban development, the revised screening threshold is to apply for projects with an area of non-dwellinghouse development over 1 hectare, including more than 150 dwellinghouses or where the area of development exceeds 5 hectares.