Strategic Environmental Assessment Environmental Report
This Environmental Report has been prepared as part of the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the draft Fingal Development Plan 2017 – 2023 (hereafter referred to as the draft Fingal DP) in accordance with national and EU legislation. It sets out how the SEA has been undertaken and presents the findings of the assessment of the policies, objectives and land use zonings contained in the draft Fingal DP as well as reasonable alternatives.
The purpose of this Environmental Report is to:
- Inform the development of the draft Fingal DP;
- Identify, describe, and evaluate the likely significant effects of the draft Fingal DP and its reasonable alternatives and;
- Provide an early opportunity for the statutory authorities and the public to offer views on any aspect of this Environmental Report, through consultation.
SEA is a systematic method of considering the likely significant environmental effects of a Plan or Programme by integrating environmental factors into the development of the Plan and related decision-making. The purpose of this Environmental Report is to: a) inform the development of the Fingal DP; b) identify, describe and evaluate the likely significant environmental effects of the Fingal DP and reasonable alternatives; and c) provide an early opportunity for the statutory authorities and the public to offer views on this Environmental Report and draft Fingal DP, through consultation.