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Public Consultation on the transposition of Directive 2014/52/EU: Environmental Impact Assessment

Directive 2014/52/EU amends Directive 2011/92/EU on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment. The new Directive necessitates changes in laws, regulations and administrative provisions across a range of legislative codes, including the Planning Code.

Why are we launching a public consultation?

Transposition of the Directive will be informed by the responses to this consultation process. To assist consultees, a consultation document has been prepared by the Department which identifies key transposition requirements, the changes from the 2011 Directive, the existing legislative provisions in the planning system and the proposed approach to transposition in each case.

A copy of this document may be accessed under the Documents heading below.

How to get involved?

The closing date for this consultation has been extended to 5pm on Friday 2nd June 2017.

Members of the public and all interested groups/parties may make written submissions by 5:00 pm on Tuesday 23rd May 2017 in response to the document and the proposed approaches to transposition.

Written submissions may be e-mailed to or posted to:

EIA Transposition Unit
Planning Policy Section
Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government
Custom House
Dublin 1
D01 W6X0

Advice on Administrative Provisions in Advance of Transposition

Subsequent to the launching of the public consultation, Circular Letter PL 01/2017 Implementation of Directive 2014/52/EU on the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment (EIA Directive) issued to competent authorities in the planning system.  This may be accessed under the Documents heading below.

This Circular advises competent authorities to consider applying the requirements of the 2014 Directive in advance of completion of the transposition into law.



Terms and Conditions

All submissions and comments submitted to the Department are subject to release under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2014 and the European Communities (Access to Information on the Environment) Regulations 2007- 2014, and may be published on this website.  The onus is on persons making submissions not to include material of a private nature in their submission.

Submissions are also subject to Data Protection legislation.

What we will do with your comments?

Your comments will be considered by the Department in the transposition of the Directive.


Status History

Status - Closed
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Friday, June 2, 2017