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Public Consultation on Proposed Activity at Clogh Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny

Under the European Communities (Birds and Natural Habitats) Regulations 2011 as amended (the Regulations), where Uisce Éireann proposes to carry out a project that might have significant effects on European sites, it must conduct what is known as an Appropriate Assessment.

An Appropriate Assessment is an assessment to determine whether a plan or project will have negative effects on European sites, which are sites selected to protect important types of flora, fauna and habitats. To inform Appropriate Assessments, Uisce Éireann prepares Natura Impact Statements (NISs), which are scientific reports that examine the possible implications of plans or projects for these European sites. Where it has been determined that an Appropriate Assessment is required and before making a determination, the Regulations require Uisce Éireann to carry out a public consultation and publish a notice of the proposed project. Notices, along with the related NIS and other relevant information and documentation, relating to the proposed project that is currently the subject of public consultation may be viewed by following the appropriate links below. The notices provide information on, amongst other things: the location, nature and extent of the proposed project; the possible decisions; when and how submissions and observations can be made; and, where, when and how documents may be viewed.

Some information contained within the NIS could, if made publicly available, pose a risk to the conservation of protected species or habitats. For this reason and where applicable, this information has been redacted. Where applicable, personal data has also been redacted pursuant to the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation.

To find out more, visit our Appropriate Assessment page.

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