Adapting EIA to work with the complexity of the planning system
The UK’s planning system is flexible from allowing outline consent at an early stage in proposal design to allowing consent to be renewed after a number of years. Whilst this flexibility is good for business it can cause complexity to statutory assessment processes that can be seen as being more rigid or requiring detailed information to allow effective analysis. This webinar will explore how EIA practice has adapted to the flexibility of the planning system including discussion of parameter planning at the outline stage through to the best approach to take to when a change is needed to an existing Environmental Statement
Listen to the views and opinions of the following presenters covering: Parameter Plans (Environ), Further information Requests (Environment Agency) and DCO applications (Parsons Brinkerhoff):
Launch of Principles of Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment in the UK
This webinar launched the first edition of ‘Principles for Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment’, prepared jointly by IEMA, CIfA and IHBC.
This webinar was aimed at helping professionals (re)define principles and develop a framework for assessment, especially for those wanting a holistic approach to impact assessment in line with international standards.
Scotland’s EIA Conference 2021 closed the unique online event with the opportunity to refresh knowledge of key EIA case law and understand different professional perspectives on what this may mean for practice.
This third session of the online Scotland’s EIA Conference programme turned its attention to the rapid progress being made in the expanded use of digital approaches to improve the effectiveness and outcomes of the EIA process.
Scotland’s EIA Conference is a partnership event designed and coordinated between: Fothergill Training & Consulting, the Scottish Government, HES, NatureScot and SEPA with the aim of furthering the enhance of EIA practice across Scotland. This opening session of the conference focused on opportunities to advance EIA practice.
The second day of online delivery of Scotland’s EIA Conference saw three experienced presenters discuss their views on EIA’s progress in different aspects of climate change and nature enhancement goals.
This Impact Assessment Network webinar, on the interaction of Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) heard from practitioners from both specialisms on the differences and similarities between these impact assessment regimes and how greater coordination can be achieved with case studies.