Consultation on proposals to revise the costs capping scheme for certain environmental challenges

Consultation opened on 25 November 2015. Closing date 17 February 2016.


The Department is seeking your views on proposals to improve the current scheme relating to costs protection in those environmental cases governed by the Costs Protection (Aarhus Convention) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013. Please note this consultation has been extended.


Consultation description

The Regulations set out the circumstances in which costs protection can be granted in eligible environmental cases and the level at which it can be made. It is proposed to make some adjustments to the scheme provided by the Regulations. The intention is to afford greater flexibility, clarity and certainty to the scheme within the framework of the relevant EU law requirements.


Share this consultation

Back to top