EU helps fund assessment
The Aberdeen Harbour Board (AHB) has received funding from the European commission to develop an EIA and modelling for its planned expansion into Nigg Bay.
The Aberdeen Harbour Board (AHB) has received funding from the European commission to develop an EIA and modelling for its planned expansion into Nigg Bay. The AHB has received £600,000 – half of what is required – to model wave climate in the proposed port.
The EIA will include individual studies into noise mapping, air quality, fish and bird life, and water sediment/quality. The modelling will look into wave analysis, climate and mooring conditions. Both reports are due for completion in 2015.
In June 2021, the UK’s governing Conservative Party lost a by-election in Chesham and Amersham, a seat it had held for 47 years. The principal reasons reported as the cause of this defeat were proposed planning reforms and the promotion of housebuilding on greenfield sites across the south of England.
As we celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the EIA Quality Mark, IEMA can announce that, during the past 12 months, the scheme has undergone a thorough review of practice, including stakeholder consultation with registrants and assessors, in order to improve it.
The delivery of effective outcomes for the environment, communities and development is a team effort, and more so when it comes to consenting projects that undergo Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).