Application for a Marine Licence for the Islandmagee Gas Storage Project - Notice of Environmental Consent Decision

Date published: 13 October 2021

Last updated: 20 October 2021

DAERA wishes to thank individuals and organisations who have responded to a consultation on the marine licence application, and to the reviews of the discharge consent and abstraction licence for the proposed Islandmagee Gas Storage development.

Based on the information received through consultation, DAERA as the Marine Licensing Authority concludes that EIA consent under the Marine Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations, 2007, as amended can be given, and a draft of the licence the Department proposes to grant has been issued to Islandmagee Energy Limited. The Marine Licensing Authority, through assessment of the environmental impacts detailed within the Environmental Statement and through consultation is satisfied that all material considerations have been assessed and adequate mitigation has been identified to minimise the impacts of the project. The mitigation identified has been incorporated into the Marine Licence, Discharge Consent and Abstraction Licence and will augment the existing mitigation in the planning permission.

Copies of the drafts of the Marine Licence, Discharge Consent and Abstraction Licence the Department proposes to grant, the Environmental Consent Decision, and the summary and response to the consultation are available below.

The marine licence consultation and documents remain available to view online here.

The reviews of the discharge to consent and abstraction licence remain available to view online here.

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