The UK Government is currently consulting on major planning reforms in England. One area of proposed reform is environmental impact assessment, one of the founding disciplines within the IEMA membership. As part of the consultation IEMA has produced and published a note on EIA and has been purposefully circulated in advance of the upcoming EIA reform paper expected to be published in the Autumn. The IEMA note on EIA seeks to provide constructive input to the Government on the following questions:

  • Why is EIA good? What does good practice deliver?
  • Is EIA really the cause of unnecessary cost and delay?
  • How can we achieve proportional EIA?
  • What are the potential solutions to the themes of the August White Paper?

It is hoped that IEMA's advice on these matters will positively contribute to the ongoing development of the planned EIA reforms.

Levelling up EIA to BBB Front Cover Sept 2020

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In October 2020, IEMA subsequently submitted a formal response to the UK Governments ‘Planning for the Future’ consultation, a copy of which can be accessed HERE


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