Planning and Development Act 2000

F1281[EIGHTH SCHEDULE

Section 285

Classes of Development specified for purposes of Chapter III of Part XXI

1. Development referred to in the Seventh Schedule.

2. Development consisting of a trading port or pier for loading and unloading goods that—

(a) is connected to land, and

(b) can accommodate vessels of over 1,350 tonnes.

3. Development consisting of a pipeline that is not less than 20 kilometres in length and that is intended for the transport of—

(a) gas, oil or chemicals, or

(b) carbon dioxide (CO2) streams for the purposes of geological storage, including associated booster stations.

4. Development consisting of the construction of an electrical power line that has a voltage of not less than 220 kilovolts and a length of not less than 15 kilometres.

5. Development consisting of the laying of a telecommunications cable or pipeline of not less than 15 kilometres in length.

6. Development consisting of the construction of a storage site within the meaning of Directive 2009/31/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 200925 on the geological storage of carbon dioxide and amending Council Directive 85/337/EEC, European Parliament and Council Directives 2000/60/EC, 2001/80/EC, 2004/35/EC, 2006/12/EC, 2008/1/EC and Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006.

7. Development consisting of an installation for the capture of CO2 streams within the meaning of Directive 2009/31/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009—

(a) intended for geological storage of CO2 within such meaning, or

(b) where the intended capture of CO2 is not less than 1,500,000 tonnes per annum.

8. Development consisting of the drainage or reclamation of not less than 2 hectares of wetland.

9. Development consisting of a seawater fish breeding installation with an intended output exceeding 100 tonnes per annum.

10. Development consisting of the reclamation of not less than 10 hectares of land from the sea.

11. Development consisting of—

(a) the extraction of stone, gravel, sand or clay where the area of extraction would be greater than 5 hectares, or

(b) the extraction of stone, gravel, sand or clay by marine dredging (other than maintenance dredging), where the area of extraction would be greater than 5 hectares.

12. Development consisting of deep drilling (other than deep drilling for the purposes of investigating the stability of the soil, seabed or substrata beneath the soil or seabed) for—

(a) geothermal purposes, or

(b) the purpose of securing water supplies exceeding 2 million cubic metres per annum.

13. Development consisting of the construction or operation of—

(a) an installation for the manufacture of vegetable or animal oils or fats, where the capacity for processing raw materials would exceed 40 tonnes per day, or

(b) any fish-meal or fish-oil factory.

14. Development consisting of the construction or operation of a sea water marina where the number of berths exceeds 300.

15. Development consisting, or for the purposes, of—

(a) a terminal, building or installation ancillary to a natural gas storage facility (either above or below the surface of the water or seabed) the storage capacity of which would exceed 1mscm, or

(b) a terminal, building or installation ancillary to a terminal that is used for the liquefaction of natural gas or the importation, offloading and re-gasification of liquefied natural gas, and ancillary services.

16. Development consisting, or for the purposes, of an installation for the storage of—

(a) natural gas, where the storage capacity would exceed 200 tonnes,

(b) combustible gases, where the storage capacity would exceed 200 tonnes, or

(c) oil or coal, where the storage capacity would exceed 100,000 tonnes.

17. An installation for the production of hydroelectric energy—

(a) that has an output of not less than 20 megawatts,

(b) that would result in the new or extended area of water impounded being not less than 20 hectares, or

(c) that would result in a 30 per cent change in the maximum, minimum or mean flows in the main river channel or tidal bay concerned.

18. An installation for the production of energy by harnessing the power of the wind that has—

(a) more than 5 turbines, or

(b) a total output of more than 5 megawatts.

19. Any floating or fixed installation (either temporary or permanent) for the production of energy by harnessing the power of the sun.

20. An installation for the production of energy by harnessing wave or tidal power that has a total output greater than 5 generating units or 5 megawatts.

21. A harbour or port installation, including—

(a) loading or unloading areas,

(b) vehicle queuing and parking areas,

(c) ship repair areas,

(d) areas for berthing or dry docking of ships, and

(e) areas for the weighing, handling or transport of goods or the movement or transport of passengers (including customs or passport control facilities), and any associated offices or other similar facilities that would—

(i) result in the enclosed area of water in the harbour or port installation being not less than 20 hectares,

(ii) involve the reclamation of an area of land of not less than 5 hectares,

(iii) involve the construction of a quay greater than 100 metres in length, or

(iv) be capable of admitting a vessel of more than 1,350 tonnes.]

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Amendments:

F1281

Inserted (1.10.2022) by Maritime Area Planning Act 2021 (50/2021), s. 172 and sch. 10, S.I. No. 488 of 2022.