Impact Assessment Outlook Journal Volume 13

26th May 2022


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Rufus Howard

Social impact assessment (SIA) is a key area of impact assessment practice. It has been described by the International Association of Impact Assessment as the process of identifying and managing the social issues of project development, and includes the effective engagement of affected communities in participatory processes of identification, assessment and management of social impacts.

IEMA is delighted to publish Volume 13 of the Impact Assessment Outlook Journal to inspire practitioners on SIA. It provides examples of practice and seeks to challenge practitioners to move their approaches forward, embracing opportunities for innovation.

SIA practice in the UK and Ireland has not kept pace with international practice, with variable or poor consideration of social impacts on communities and vulnerable groups. This volume explores examples to provide guidance on this area. Created with the IEMA SIA working group and guest edited by Eddie Smyth (Intersocial Limited (Ireland)), it is a welcome addition for anyone in SIA.

Find it at bit.ly/IEMA_OutlookJournal

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Tom Pashby discusses the potential environmental costs of radical urban designs

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When a construction project is delayed, are the environmental impact assessment’s findings still valid? Ellen Smith reports

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Fin Whitehouse discusses organisational culture, and how it could be the key to successful innovation within impact assessment

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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.

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In March, Defra launched the consultation on its Nature Recovery Green Paper, which set out pro-posals to deliver the 30/30 targets (30% of land and sea to be protected by 2030), protect species and deliver nature recovery.

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Defra kickstarted 2022 with its January consultation on biodiversity net gain (BNG) regulations and im-plementation.

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The Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) ran a consultation earlier this year to gather stakeholders’ views and insights on its strategy and enforcement policy.

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Volume 12 of our Impact Assessment Outlook Journal brings together articles on strategic impact assessment to inspire practitioners.

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Henry Collin discusses the relevance of COP26’s outcomes for nature and biodiversity in the UK

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