Effective EIA scoping
NJL Consulting's Chris Garratt discusses the aims of scoping in environmental impact assessment (EIA), the barriers to effectiveness and what can be done to improve practiceAlthough EIA scoping is not mandatory under the Town and Country Planning EIA Regulations, it is considered best practice in the UK. The aims of scoping are: a focused and cost-effective EIA; a
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IEMA has published two new impact assessment guides: 'Effective Scoping of Human Health in Environmental Impact Assessment', and 'Determining Significance for Human Health in Environmental Impact Assessment'.
In May 2022, the UK government published the Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill, building on the white paper Levelling Up the United Kingdom. Its scope is broad, but the proposals to reform environmental impact assessment (EIA) and strategic environmental assessment (SEA) will be of interest to IEMA members.