IROPIImperative Reasons of Overriding Public Interest (appropriate assessment of plans)
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* Assessment where no alternative solutions remain and where adverse impacts remain: Assess compensatory measures where, in the light of an assessment of imperative reasons of overriding public interest (IROPI), it is deemed that the plan should proceed.
For example one regional AA notes, for a policy advocating large-scale development which could affect European sites, that AA of relevant local policies and projects will be needed, and that 'such assessments may indicate the need to compromise development aspirations or to invoke IROPI to allow development to take place'.