SL(5)346 – The Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2019

Background and Purpose

These Regulations substitute the saving and transitional provisions in Regulation 65 (2) to (6) of the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Wales) Regulations 2017 (the “2017 Regulations”).

These Regulations also amend Schedule 2 to the 2017 Regulations, to add reference to the installation of overhead lines. As such, an environmental impact assessment may need to be undertaken in respect of such development before planning permission is granted.

Procedure

Negative.

Technical Scrutiny

No points are identified for reporting under Standing Order 21.2 in respect of this instrument.

Merits Scrutiny

No points are identified for reporting under Standing Order 21.3 in respect of this instrument.

Implications arising from exiting the European Union

These Regulations are made under the power in section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972 (in relation to the requirement for an assessment of the impact on the environment of projects likely to have significant effects on the environment). As such, these Regulations will become part of retained EU law on exit day.

Government Response

No government response is required.

Legal Advisers

Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee

8 March 2019