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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

Is an Environmental Impact Assessment needed?

The need to undertake environmental assessments is governed by European
and UK legislation. This gives guidance in determining whether or not an assessment is necessary.

 

Where any planning application is received, Local Planning Authorities are required to check whether an Environmental Impact Assessment should be undertaken and, where appropriate, to issue a written opinion.

 

An Environmental Statement will need to be submitted with a planning application for two types of development:

Environmental Impact Assessments will be needed for Schedule 2 developments in three main types of case:

Local planning Authorities deal with:

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Environmental impact statement

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A detailed physical evaluation of the site may be necessary as part of an Environmental Assessment.

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