DETR 02/99 (12 March 1999)
The Circular gives guidance on the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (England and Wales) Regulations 1999.
The Regulations implement EC Directive 85/337/EEC (as amended by 97/11/EC) and known as the EIA Directive, on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment.
The Circular explains the procedural requirements of the Regulations including the production of an environmental statement where EIA is required.
Special cases are considered, including local authority development, Crown development, Simplified Planning Zones, and the implications for Permitted Development