Shaping Our Future�..together! by 3ZD2Jq

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									Water Framework Directive
   Stakeholder Forum
       30th June 2005
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  WHAT IT IS AND IS NOT?
• It is not a development plan
• It is not a bidding document

• It guides the development plan process
• It assists all key actors in decision making
  about development
• It makes connections across space,
  community and people.


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          LEGAL STATUS
• All Departments have to have regard to the
  RDS in exercising any ‘development’
  functions
• Development Plans, schemes and policies
  have to be in ‘general conformity’ with the
  RDS.


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                 Protection of the Environment

                 The Natural Environment
                 Including the Coast
Caring for the
Environment      The Built Environment

                 Wise Use of the Environment

                 The Environment and Health




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 Environment and Health
Combat and Reduce Pollution
• Access to Clean Water
• Improve quality of Discharges
• Upgrade Sewerage Infrastructure and
  Sewage Treatment Facilities
• New Developments Meet Environmental
  Standards
• Develop Strategy on Eutrophication
• Develop River Basin Management Plans

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RDS and NSS working together




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               Conclusions

•   N. Ireland has a Spatial Strategy
•   Legislative Basis
•   Environmental issues Feature Strongly
•   Combating and Reducing Water Pollution
•   Cross Border Dimension
•   A Framework for Action



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