Appropriate Assessment

Wetland Surveys Ireland have been involved in the Appropriate Assessment (AA) of a large number of development led projects in a range of different sectors by preparing AA Screening Reports and / or Natura Impact Statements (when required) on behalf of clients.

To demonstrate our experience in this area a selection of recent projects that we have worked on is presented below.

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RECENT PROJECTS

  • Preparation of an Ecological Impact Statement and Appropriate Assessment for proposed walkway along River Awbeg, Buttevant, County Cork. 2017
  • Ecotope survey of high bog to assess type and condition raised bog habitats. Survey of cutover bog to determine presence of any Annex I habitats and to assess restoration potential. Outcome of survey to inform AA process. а2016-2017
  • Ecotope survey of high bog to assess type and condition raised bog habitats. Outcome of survey to inform AA process. 2017
  • Prepared AA Screening report for ongoing operation of a agri-feed producing facility in Limerick city. а2017
  • Appropriate Assessment and Ecological Impact Assessments for proposed solar farm development.аGlenoge Upper Solar Farm. 2016
  • Preparation of Appropriate Assessment Screening and Ecological Impact Statement reports for proposed solar farm development. Graigue Beg Lower Solar Farm.а2016
  • AA Screening of cable route in isolation. Mauricetown Substation to Dromdeveen Substation. 2016
  • Preparation of Appropriate Assessment Screening and Ecological Impact Statement reports for proposed solar farm development.аSt Johns South Solar Farm.а2016
  • Preparation of various Appropriate Assessment (AA) Screening Reports and Ecological Impacts Assessment Reports (EcIA) for solar energy farms in southern Ireland. 2015-2016
  • Waste Transfer & Recycling Station, Little Island, Cork: Ecological Assessment and Appropriate Assessment. 2016
  • Prepared the Ecology chapter for the EIS, and a Natura Impact Statement.аDevelopment located adjacent to the Rye Water SAC.а2016
  • Ecotope survey of high bog at Coolrain to assess type and condition raised bog habitats. Outcome of survey to inform AA process. 2016
  • Undertook a desktop review and a multidisciplinary field survey in support of an Appropriate Assessment Screening Report and the Ecology Chapter of the Environmental Impact Statement. 2016
  • Terrestrial ecological assessment of proposed Waste Water Treatment Plant extension and new discharge pipeline. Baseline multidisciplinary surveys. а2016-2017
  • Prepared ecological impact statement and Appropriate Assessment Screening Report a Solar PV farm in County Clare. 2016-2017
  • Undertook winter bird surveys at a proposed solar farm site and its surroundings at Grahormick, Co. Wexford. 2016-2017
  • Preparation of Appropriate Assessment Screening and Ecological Impact Statement reports for proposed solar farm.аTemplerainey East, Arklow Solar Farm.а2016
  • Preparation of Appropriate Assessment Screening Report and an Ecological Impact Statement for a warehouse development at an existing pharmaceutical facility. а2016
  • Desktop review and multidisciplinary survey carried out in Tipperary to inform the report. Preparation of the Terrestrial Ecology Chapter for the Environmental Impact Statement. 2016
  • Lead ecologist on the Centre Parcs Ireland forest resort project. Undertook baseline surveys and prepared both the Ecology chapter of EIS and the NIS. 2016
  • Prepared Appropriate Assessment Screening Report in support planning retention application relating to an operating farmyard and farm access track. 2016
  • Carried out baseline ecological surveys, at Newmarket Dairy, of development site and proposed discharge pipeline route. 2016
  • Preparation of various Appropriate Assessment (AA) Screening Reports and Natura Impact Reports (NIR) for various land use plans and strategies (working to CAAS Limited). Plans include those relating to national, regional, and local levels and cover a range of sectors (tourism, land-use planning, recreational, infrastructure etc). 2013-2015
  • Prepared an Appropriate Assessment Screening Report for proposed modification to processes at an existing pharmaceutical facility. 2015
  • аPrepared an Appropriate Assessment Screening Report for a proposed overhead line development at Clashmealcon, Causeway, Co. Kerry.а2015
  • Prepared a Natura Impact Report in Support of the Appropriate Assessment of the Draft Wicklow County Development Plan 2016 - 2022. 2015
  • Preparation of an Appropriate Assessment Screening Report andа an assessment of potential impacts on flora and flora from the development of a two turbine extension at Beale Hill Wind Farm, Beale, Co. Kerry. 2015
  • Preparation of an Appropriate Assessment Screening Report for a dairy farm development at Dysart, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. 2015
  • Lough Key Local Area Plan - Appropriate Assessment 2015
  • Prepared a Natura Impact Report in support of an Appropriate Assessment for the Wild Atlantic Way Operational Programme. 2015
  • Prepared a Natura impact Report in support of the Appropriate Assessment of the Dublin to Galway Greenway. 2015
  • Prepared Natural Impact Statement for formalisation of walking trail at Loop Head, County Clare. 2015
  • Prepared a Natura Impact Report in Support of the Appropriate Assessment of the Draft Lough Key Local Area Plan 2015 - 2021. 2015
  • Preparation of an Ecological Impact Assessment and Appropriate Assessment Screening Report for a proposal to re-purpose an existing pharmaceutical facility at Cruiserath, Co. Dublin. 2015
  • Cloghanleskirt Cable AA Screening. 2015
  • Preparation of a Natura Impact Report in support of an Appropriate Assessment for the proposed variation to the Kilkenny City and Environs Development Plan 2014 - 2020. 2015
  • Preparation of Appropriate Assessment Screening Reports and Natura Impact Statements for various wind farms and associated infrastructure throughout Ireland. 2008-2015
  • Preparation of Appropriate Assessment Screening Reports and Natura Impact Statements for wind farm grid connections and turbine transport routes for various wind farms throughout Ireland. 2008-2015
  • Prepared an Appropriate Assessment Screening Report for the a proposed borrow pit in County Kerry. 2015
  • Prepared an assessment of impacts associated with the development of a walking trail between Crough Wood and Mahnon Falls, Co. Waterford. 2015
  • Prepared a Natura Impact Report for the Draft Tipperary Wind Energy Strategy. 2015
  • Prepared an Appropriate Assessment Screening Report for proposed upgrade works to two medium voltage overhead lines at Callan, Co. Kilkenny. 2015
  • Wexford Local Economic and Community Plan: Appropriate Assessment. 2015
  • Prepared a Natura Impact Report in Support of the Appropriate Assessment of the Transport Strategy for the Greater Dublin Area. 2015
  • Preparation of an Appropriate Assessment Screening Report for the proposed variation to the Galway City Development Plan 2011 - 2017. 2014
  • Preparation of Terrestrial Ecology Assessment and Appropriate Assessment Screening Report for proposed 220kV underground cable, County Kerry. 2014
  • Preparation of an Appropriate Assessment for a proposed amendment to the Callan Local Area Plan, Co. Kilkenny. 2014
  • Preparation of an AA and EcIA of the Kilpadogue to Knockanure 220kV underground cable route. 2014
  • Preparation of a Natura Impact Report for the Draft Roscommon Town Local Area Plan. 2014
  • Preparation of a Natura Impact Statement for proposed amendments to a consented wind farm at Dromadda Beg, Co. Kerry. 2014
  • Preparation of a Natura Impact Report for an Appropriate Assessment of the Carlow County Development Plan. 2014
  • Preparation of a Natura Impact Report for the proposed amendment to the Joint Spatial Plan for the Carlow Graiguecullen Urban Area and Carlow Town Environs Local Area Plan. а2014
  • Preparation of Screening Report for the Connemara Infrastructure and Interpretation Plan. 2014
  • Preparation of a Natura Impact Statement for the disposal of excavated and dredged materila originating from improvement works at North Harbour, Cape Clear, Co. Cork. 2014
  • Preparation of a Natura Impact Report in Support of the Appropriate Assessment of the Proposed Material Alterations to the Draft Roscommon County Development Plan 2014 - 2020, in Accordance with the Requirements of Article 6(3) of the EU Habitats Directive. 2014
  • Project ecologist on planning stage of Laois Kilkenny electrical reinforcement project. Preparation of Ecology chapter of EIS and NIS. 2010-2014
  • Preparation of remedial EIS (Ecology Chapter) and remedial NIS preparation for quarries in Counties Meath and Kerry. 2013-2014
  • Preparation of Natura Impact Statement (NIS) for proposed uprate to 110kV overhead line, County Mayo (in association with Eleanor Mayes & Associates and the Aquatic Services Unit). 2014
  • Irish Water: Water Services Strategic Plan Appropriate Assessment. 2014
  • Western Regional Authority Recreational Strategy: Appropriate Assessment. 2014
  • Preparation of Appropriate Assessment Screening Report for proposed 220kV underground cable, County Kerry. 2014
  • Preparation of an Appropriate Assessment Screening Report for the Wild Atlantic Way Discovery Points Remedial Works Plan. 2014
  • Preparation of a Natura Impact Statement and a remedial Natura Impact Statement for a proposed extension to an existing quarry in Co. Meath. 2014
  • Preparation of a Natura Impact Report for an Appropriate Assessment of the Roscommon Town Local Area Plan. 2014
  • Cape Clear Harbour Works: Preparation of NIS for Proposed Disposal of Dredge Material. 2013
  • Preparation of Habitats Directive Screening Report for dwelling house, County Westmeath. 2014
  • Appropriate Assessment Screening of Golf Course Improvement Works, Ballybunion, County Kerry. 2013
  • Appropriate Assessment Screening Report for Bioplant (Anaerobic Digester), County Roscommon. 2013
  • Preparation of Natura Impact Statement (NIS) for uprating of 38 kV overhead line County Cork. 2012
  • Preparation of Natura Impact Statement for the proposed uprating of 38 kV overhead line between Glengarriff and Castletownbere, County Cork. 2012
  • Preparation of Habitats Directive Screening Report for proposed waste transfer station, Thurles, County Tipperary. 2012
  • Preparation of Habitats Directive Screening Reports and Natura Impact Statements for various wind farms and associated infrastructure throughout Ireland. 2008-2012
  • Project ecologist on planning stage of 110 kV power line, County Cork. Preparation of Ecology chapter of EIS and NIS. 2012-2012
  • Preparation of Appropriate Assessment Screening Report for proposed waste transfer station, Thurles, County Tipperary. 2012
  • Preparation of Appropriate Assessment Screening Reports for two residential developments within Natura 2000 site, County Waterford. 2009-2011
  • Preparation of Natura Impact Statement for a proposed 110 kV overhead line between Clashavoon and Dunmanway, County Cork. 2011
  • Survey of designated sites along Cashla to Ennis 110 kV powerline. 2011
  • Appropriate Assessment Screening of two residential developments near Bunmahon, County Waterford. 2009-2011
  • Preparation of Ecological Impact Statements and Natura Impact Statements for various wind energy projects throughout Ireland. 2008-2011
  • Preparation of Habitats Directive Screening Reports for two residential developments within Natura 2000 site, County Waterford. 2009-2010
  • Preparation of Habitats Directive Screening Report for a proposed sports complex, Clones, County Monaghan. 2010
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