The Red Tape Challenge and deregulation are features of the Government’s drive to rebalance the economy.
At the same time, the Coalition has made fundamental changes to planning guidance and the way that planning decisions are reached. ‘Non-planning consents' - those consents that have to be obtained alongside or after, and separate from, planning permission in order to complete a development, as well as the role of the Regulators in issuing these consents, have been scrutinised by the Penfold Review.
These consents range from Listed Building Consent and Flood Defence Consent, to Environmental Permitting and European Protected Species Licences. Chris Rochfort of consultants MWH examines the future consenting landscape, and the emerging service culture imposed on the Regulatory bodies, using examples from the water and property sectors.
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.
Our final episode of our new mini-series “a day in the Life” introduced us to MIEMA Helen Jones from Jacobs and Kate Wigley from LUC in their jobs within Environmental Impact Assessment.