Environmental Impact Assessment
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is often a statutory requirement within the planning process and a fundamental part of this is the need for an Environmental Statement. Such Statements contain key environmental information on developments, including baseline conditions, predictions as to the possible environmental impacts and, where required, appropriate mitigation measures.
The requirement for an EIA is often dependent on a number of factors and Hughes Craven can help at all stages of the process:
- In order to avoid unnecessary expense we can confirm the need for and EIA, and level of detail required, through formal a request to the Planning Authority for Screening and Scoping Opinions.
- Should EIA be required, we can produce the required Environmental Statement, undertaking assessments and designing mitigation schemes as required. Once completed the environmental data can presented alongside planning statements and non-technical summaries to demonstrate that the proposals can be undertaken without unacceptable impact to any identified receptors.
- Though our experience of undertaking a variety of schemes we have built up a reliable and cost effective network of sub-consultants covering a wide range of disciplines throughout the UK.