Higher EIA screening thresholds confirmed
Developers will no longer have to produce environmental impact assessments (EIAs) for sites smaller than five hectares or under 150 homes, the government confirmed today.The communities department (Dclg) believes that developments below a certain size are unlikely to result in “significant” environmental impacts and should therefore not need to go through the screenin
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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.