Environment and Planning Act – Explanatory Memorandum

Background, goals, scope, instruments, implementation regulations and the relationship between EU law and national law of the Environment and Planning Act are outlined.

The Act seeks to modernise, harmonise and simplify current rules on land use planning, environmental protection, nature conservation, construction of buildings, protection of cultural heritage, water management, urban and rural redevelopment, development of major public and private works and mining and earth removal and integrate these rules into one legal framework.