Appropriate assessment, how and why

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session 2 Plans Strategies and Legal instruments
Habitats directive Article 6 Appropiate assesment
by Siobhan Egan Birdwatch Ireland

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  • Ireland and european policy – also through BirdLife International
  • 1. Definition of environment issues and sustainability etc….. 2. The approach Cover windfarms Planning access thru broad habitat types rather than issue specific – policy statements when necessary and as arise – thia approach – closer to conservation strategy – avoids tangents – policy for anything possible – principles remain the same for habitat typse – integrity- clear rationals – open and local processes etc.. waterways 3. Policy framework
  • Only 18 schemes in 15 years since Hab’s Reg’s came in in 1994. Ports and flood-risk mgmt dominate the area. Other sectors – roads, water resources, military, gas utility, minerals
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