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Useful publications for the preparation of planning documents relevant to the Geological Survey Ireland.
County Geological Sites should be included in County Development Plans and County Heritage Plans. Due regard should be given to sites of geological importance at all stages of planning, particularly in the development of quarries, wind farms and roads. If in doubt about County Geological Sites, please read the information on our Geoheritage page.
Further Information & Guidelines
National Roads Authority
Guidelines on Procedures for Assessment and Treatment of Geology, Hydrology and
Hydrogeology for National Road Schemes.
Environmental Protection Agency "Guidelines on Information to be Contained in Environmental Impact Assessment Reports" DRAFT 2017.
Irish Wind Energy
Association Best Practice Guidelines for the Irish Wind Energy Industry.
Guidelines prepared by Geological Survey Ireland and the Irish Concrete Federation for the extractive industry in Ireland.
Guidelines for the
preparation of the Soils, Geology and Hydrogeology chapters of Environmental
Impact Assessment Reports (EIAR). Formally known as Environmental Impact
Protection Agency's "Good Practice Guidance for Strategic
Environmental Assessment (SEA) Screening" provides specific stand-alone
guidance to assist plan/programme makers and SEA practitioners.
Do you live on or close to a County Geological Site (CGS)?
Are you planning on carrying out work on or close to a CGS?
Are you the owner of a CGS location?
Are you interested in your local geoheritage?
Questions and Answers