European Union – Environment. The measures provided for in a project which were aimed at compensating for the negative effects of the project could not be taken into account in the assessment of the implications of the project provided for in art 6(3) of Council Directive (EEC) 92/43. The Court of Justice so held in a preliminary ruling in proceedings concerning the decision by the respondent National Planning Appeals Board, Ireland, to grant permission for a wind farm in a special protection area which was classified as it hosted the natural habitat of a protected species.