Protecting a developer from unreasonable requirements
Michael Philips, principal consultant at Dulas, explores the consequences of confusion over whether part of a project needed to undergo EIA.The Reeves Hill wind farm scheme, east of Knighton near the Shropshire Hills, received consent in 2012 after four years in the planning system and a series of challenges and high court actions. But th
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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.