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SHD Scoping and Screening: Requirements

This page outlines the requirements for prospective applicants in making a request

Requirements for Prospective Applicants in making a request

The legislation requires certain procedural and informational requirements to be met when making a section 7 request to An Bord Pleanála. These include the following:

  1. Request to be made in writing
  2. Provision of fee (€1,000 screening / €5,000 scoping)
  3. Screening and scoping requests should be made at the same time where both are sought, unless otherwise agreed with An Bord Pleanála
  4. Details of name, address, telephone number and email address of prospective applicant
  5. Written consent of owner to make a section 4 application where prospective owner not owner of land
  6. Location, townland or postal address of lands / building subject of request and to include a location map marking in red the boundaries of the land or structure, in blue any adjoining, abutting or adjacent lands in the prospective applicants control or person who owns the land and in yellow any wayleaves
  7. Brief description of the nature of the proposed SHD and its possible effects on the environment
  8. An Bord Pleanála reference number for the section 6(5) consultations, date(s) of consultation(s), and any changes in the proposed development from the proposals the subject of these consultation(s)
  9. Indication if the proposed development includes an activity for which an IPPC licence or waste licence is required
  10. Indication if the proposed development relates to the provision of, or modification to an ‘establishment’
  11. Where EIA screening is requested the prospective applicant’s opinion as to whether the proposed development is likely to have significant effects on the environment and the grounds for that opinion (see further guidance below)
  12. Where AA screening is requested, the prospective applicant’s opinion as to whether the proposed development individually or in combination with another project is likely to have significant effects on a European site and the grounds for that opinion (see further guidance below)
  13. 2 printed copies of the request and 3 copies in machine readable form on digital devices shall be provided.

 

Procedural Requirements following a Request under Section 7

  • No application for the SHD can be made until the request(s) has been complied with
  • The screening determination and / or scoping opinion (including the main reasons and considerations on which they are based) are to be placed and kept with the documents relating to the application, when lodged.