Appropriate Assessment Screening Natura Report
Fingal County is preparing a new Fingal Development Plan 2017 – 2023 (hereafter referred to as draft Fingal DP) to replace the existing Fingal Development Plan, which expires in 2017. It is being prepared under the provisions of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) to develop and improve in a sustainable manner the environmental, social, economic and cultural assets of the county. The draft Fingal DP provides a blueprint for the development of Fingal for the period 2017 to 2023. Through a series of agreed policies and objectives, the draft Fingal DP is underpinned by the principles of sustainable development, climate change adaptation, social inclusion and high quality design.
This Screening report comprises information in support of screening for an Appropriate Assessment (AA) of the draft Fingal Development Plan in line with the requirements of: Article 6(3) of the EU Habitats Directive (Directive 92/43/EEC) on the Conservation of Natural Habitats and of Wild Fauna and Flora, as transposed into Irish law, principally through Part XAB of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) in relation to land use planning; and also the European Communities (Birds and Natural Habitats) Regulations (S.I. No. 477/2011) legislation. The Screening for the Appropriate Assessment is being undertaken by RPS on behalf of Fingal County Council.
Download the full report here: Screening for Appropriate Assessment for the Draft Fingal Development Plan 2017-2023 [PDF 5MB]