The purpose of
these Regulations is to transpose into Irish law Directive 2001/42/EC of 27
June 2001 on the assessment of the effects of
certain plans and programmes on the environment — commonly known as the
Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Directive — insofar as the Directive
relates to land-use planning.
relate to consideration of the likely significant effects on the environment of
a development plan, a variation of a development plan, a local area plan (or an
amendment thereto), regional planning guidelines or a planning scheme in respect
of a strategic development zone.
S.I. No. 436/2004 -Planning and Development (Strategic Environmental Assessment) Regulations 2004