Natura Impact Report
This report has been prepared by Scott Cawley Ltd. for South Dublin County Council who have prepared the Draft South Dublin County Development Plan 2022 - 2028 (hereinafter referred to as the draft plan).
This Natura Impact Report (NIR) has been prepared in accordance with the provisions of Part XAB of the Planning and Development Act, 2000 (as amended) and in accordance with the requirements of Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora (the Habitats Directive).
It considers the implications of the draft plan, on its own and in combination with other plans or projects, for European sites1 in view of the conservation objectives of those sites. It includes a scientific examination of evidence and data to identify and assess the implications of the draft plan for any European sites in view of the conservation objectives of those sites. It considers whether the draft plan, by itself and in combination with other plans or projects, would adversely affect the integrity of any European sites. In reaching a conclusion in this regard consideration is given to any mitigation measures necessary to avoid or reduce any potential negative impacts.
The purpose of this NIR is to provide an examination, analysis and evaluation of the potential impacts of the draft plan on European sites and to present findings and conclusions with respect to the draft plan in light of the best scientific knowledge in the field. This NIR will inform and assist the competent authority, South Dublin County Council, in carrying out its Appropriate Assessment as to whether or not the draft plan will adversely affect the integrity of any European sites, either alone or in combination with other plans and projects, taking into account their conservation objectives.
The draft plan is neither connected with, nor necessary to, the management of any European sites.