If the Stage 1 appropriate assessment screening considers that a potential development is likely to have significant effects on a designated site, a full Natura Impact Statement (NIS) must then be completed. This report must consider the potential of the project to adversely affect the integrity of the designated site and the mitigation measures that should be applied if necessary. The assessments are required under the European Habitats Directive (Council Directive 92/43/EEC), the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) and the European Communities (Birds and Natural Habitats) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 477 of 2011 as amended).
Rowan can prepare a full NIS for your development, which evaluates the potential impacts of a development and proposes appropriate mitigation measures.
Strategic Environmental Assessment
Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) is the process by which environmental considerations are required to be fully integrated into the preparation of plans and programmes prior to their final adoption. The objectives of SEA are to provide for a high level of protection of the environment and to promote sustainable development and are required for the implementation of development plans, management plans, implementation of new regulatory measures at local and national level as required under S.I. No. 436 of 2004 (Planning and Development (Strategic Environmental Assessment) Regulations 2004, as amended by S.I. No. 201 of 2011 (Planning and Development (Strategic Environmental Assessment) (Amendment) Regulations 2011). Rowan conduct the sea process, including the SEA Report and SEA statement to the EPA and DHPLG guidance, and can conduct the stakeholder engagement in accordance with the Circular PSSP6/2011 issued by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government and the Public participation Directive.
Fire Water Retention Risk Assessment
Rowan can undertake these assessments and determine the requirement for firewater retention facilities in accordance with the EPA guidelines “Firewater Guidance Note to Industry on the Requirements for Firewater Retention Facilities”. For more information on firewater risk assessments, and how we can assist you, please contact us.