Laying down the law: On the threshold of a new era for EIA?
Andrew Wiseman highlights changes to the thresholds for environmental impact assessment and wonders whether raising them will make much of a difference in practice.In 2014, the government consulted on proposals to “simplify and streamline” the process for making and determining planning applications in England. These included changes to neighbourhood planning an
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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.