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National Broadband Plan - SEA Scoping Report

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The ​National Broadband Plan (NBP) aims to deliver reliable high speed broadband throughout Ireland through a combination of State and commercial investment. As part of the NBP we are designing a State Intervention​ aimed at connecting all our communities. This is because commercial operators have made it clear that there are large parts of the country that they cannot make high speed broadband services available commercially.​

In accordance with national and European legislation, the department screened the draft intervention strategy for the requirement to conduct a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), and subsequently determined that a full SEA would be required. Further information on this screening process is available on the NBP Environmental Assessments Page.

The following stage in the SEA process is consultation with certain statutory bodies on the SEA scoping report. In addition to the statutory consultation, wider non-statutory public consultation to encourage further participation by stakeholders and the public was also undertaken in parallel. The public consultation closed at 5pm on Friday M​ay 20th 2016, and six responses were received.

Responses to this consultation were subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2014 and Access to Information on the Environment Regulations 2007-2014. Confidential or commercially sensitive information should have been clearly identified in your submission, however parties should also note that any or all responses to the consultation were subject in their entirety to the provisions of the FOI Acts and may be published on the website of the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment.

Consultation Documents

 

 

National Broadband Plan - Intervention Strategy: Strategic Environmental Assessment Scoping Report https://www.dccae.gov.ie/en-ie/communications/consultations/Documents/69/consultations/NBP SEA Scoping.pdfNational Broadband Plan - Intervention Strategy: Strategic Environmental Assessment Scoping Report 22/04/2016 11:00:00pdf3327049

Consultation Submissions

 

 

Submission from the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltachthttps://www.dccae.gov.ie/en-ie/communications/consultations/Documents/69/submissions/AHG.pdfSubmission from the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht11/09/2016 23:00:00pdf305015
Submission from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine https://www.dccae.gov.ie/en-ie/communications/consultations/Documents/69/submissions/Agriculture.pdfSubmission from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine 11/09/2016 23:00:00pdf552442
Submission from the Environmental Protection Agencyhttps://www.dccae.gov.ie/en-ie/communications/consultations/Documents/69/submissions/EPA.pdfSubmission from the Environmental Protection Agency11/09/2016 23:00:00pdf276531
Submission from Inland Fisheries Irelandhttps://www.dccae.gov.ie/en-ie/communications/consultations/Documents/69/submissions/Inland Fisheries Ireland.pdfSubmission from Inland Fisheries Ireland11/09/2016 23:00:00pdf437562
Submission from Ireland Offlinehttps://www.dccae.gov.ie/en-ie/communications/consultations/Documents/69/submissions/Ireland Offline.pdfSubmission from Ireland Offline11/09/2016 23:00:00pdf322860
Submission from the Northern Ireland Environment Agencyhttps://www.dccae.gov.ie/en-ie/communications/consultations/Documents/69/submissions/Northern Ireland Environment Agency.pdfSubmission from the Northern Ireland Environment Agency11/09/2016 23:00:00pdf644395