Environmental Impact Assessment

Field near Lesbury in Northumberland

01 Sep 2021878 kB PDF file

Do you find Environmental Impact Assessments confusing? If so, this guide will help you understand how they work and how to engage in the process.
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Environmental Impact Assessments can be complex and confusing, leaving local communities unsure how a development might affect them or how to get involved.

This guide is intended as a broad introduction to EIA. The material is drawn from regulations, official guidance and case law and is designed to help you understand what EIA is, in what circumstances it should happen, and how to navigate the process.