The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) have recently issued new guidance on Technical Land-use Planning Advice to reflect changes in the Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) Regulations of 2015 (in turn reflecting the Seveso Directive [2012/18/EU]). The HSA have sent out a public consultation request with a closing submission date of the 19th of March 2021.
The HSA have set out the policy and practice in the provision of technical land-use planning advice to Planning Authorities. It will replace the current guidance document – Policy & Approach of the HSA to COMAH Risk-based Land Use Planning; 19 March 2010.
The new guidance will reflect the changes in the 2015 COMAH Regulation in relation to Land-Use Planning (LUP), significant modifications at COMAH establishments and on related public information and consultation provisions. It will set out a risk-based approach to generating Technical Land-Use Planning Advice (TLUP).
Some of the changes in the revised guidance include:
Further information on the above is available here
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