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Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Wales) Regulations 2016 (W.S.I. No. 58 (W. 28) of 2016).

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These Regulations consolidate, for Wales only, the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (England and Wales) Regulations 1999 and subsequent amendments. The Regulations, among other things: impose procedural requirements in relation to the consideration of applications for planning permission under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. Principal amendments to the 1999 Regulations are: introduction of a requirement for the reasons for negative screening to be provided to be available for public inspection; requiring a local planning authority who propose to make a local development order to decide whether development is EIA development; and if it is, to take certain steps to enable them to take the environmental information into consideration before making the order; clarification of exercise by the Welsh Ministers of the power of direction; the inclusion of sites for the geological storage of carbon dioxide in Schedule 1(22) and installations for the capture of carbon dioxide streams for the purposes of geological storage in Schedule 2(3)(j). These amendments are required by the Directive on the Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide (Directive 2009/31/EC). Schedules activities also concern, among other things, groundwater abstraction.
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