2. Monitoring and Evaluation Matrices

Regulation 17(1) of EU Directive on the assessment of the effects of certain plans and programmes on the environment (2001/42/EC), better known as the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Directive, requires that the Council must monitor the significant environmental effects of implementing the Unitary Development Plan with the purpose of identifying unforeseen adverse effects at an early stage and being able to undertake appropriate remedial action. The UDP’s affects on the environmental baseline will therefore be monitored over the lifetime of the Plan in order to assess the actual affects of implementing the Plan compared with the predicted affects of the SEA. Details of the environmental baseline can be found within the SEA Environmental Report, published alongside this document.

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