Environmental Impact Assessment

An Environmental Impact Assessment determines the likely environmental impact of a proposed project or development.

Depending on the type of development you intend to undertake, carrying out an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) may be a legal requirement.

Environmental Impact Assessments

Depending on the type of development you intend to undertake, carrying out an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) may be a legal requirement. An EIA is needed if a development falls within a description in Schedule 1 to the 2017
EIA Regulations. You can find the full list of descriptions here.

The goal of an EIA is to identify and inform on the potentially significant environmental effects of a development. For example, if a new housing estate is to be built on farmland, an EIA would determine the effects on the environment.

Jennings is an experienced EIA assessor. We conduct EIAs as part of pre-construction advice on all types and sizes of development.

The EIA Process

When you enlist the help of an EIA assessor like Jennings, all these steps are taken care of on your behalf. We use industry practices to complete a thorough assessment, and we will present the findings to you before submission.

The outcome of an EIA is an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). This statement is a factual document relating to the development.

Once an EIA has been submitted to the relevant competent authority, they will
have the power to refuse or permit your development application (this, however, assumes the EIA was a legal requirement – you may have wanted it voluntarily).

Voluntary EIAs are more common than you’d think. They help developers meet their environmental commitments and be greener. Even when you are not required to have an EIA by law, it is good practice to have one carried out anyway.

In addition to EIAs, we can also conduct surveys and environmental screening to help your construction project minimise its impact on the environment.

For pre-construction and environmental advice in Leeds, Hull and the surrounding area, call us today on 0113 255 8919 or email us at info@jenningsdemolition.co.uk.

The EIA process involves the following steps:

Screening

Scoping

Baseline study

Impact prediction

Impact assessment

Mitigation

EIS review (submission to an authority)

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