The noise matrix: time to reload?
Practitioners from AMEC examine the strengths and weaknesses of using matrices to assess the significance of noise effects in developmentsEnvironmental impact assessment (EIA) requires the identification of “likely significant” effects, but since most guidance documents used by acousticians do not directly define significance, it is for
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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.