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Environment and Planning Legislation

Environment and Planning Legislation

Date: 30 Sep 2021

New Level 7 Certificate developed by IT Carlow in collaboration with LASNTG

A new Level 7 Certificate in Environment and Planning Legislation that has been developed by IT Carlow in collaboration with the Local Authority Services National Training Group, to meet the emerging needs of the Local Authority sector in the implementation of the four EU Environment Directives across its services.

A flyer for the course can be downloaded HERE.

Local Authorities, as competent bodies, have a statutory obligation in the implementation of the SEA Directive, EIA Directive, Habitats Directive and Water Framework Directive through ensuring plans, and public and private projects, have been subject to robust environmental assessment and that they meet all legal and procedural requirements.

While the Directives have been transposed through the Planning and Development Acts, the requirements extend across a range of Local Authority services, from tourism and economic plans, to regeneration projects, to the implementation of the roads programme. As you are aware this is an area which has become very legally complex and where Local Authorities have often been subject to legal challenge. It has become increasingly important for Local Authorities to have staff in place with the skills and competencies to meet their statutory obligations.  This Programme is a response to this identified need in the sector and aims to up-skill planners, scientists, engineers and administrators working on the implementation of these Directives.

Day one (only) of the course is a 1/2 day morning webinar on the 7th of October and is open to all senior staff in the Local Authority sector to attend given the importance of the implementation of EU Environmental Directives in the provision of Local Authority plans and services.

Senior staff can register HERE for the webinar and a Zoom webinar link will be circulated to you directly in advance of the 7th of October.