Nicholas Pearson Associates

Environmental Impact Assessment

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is a procedure which aims to ensure systematic analysis of the environmental impacts of some developments. It is a requirement of an EU Directive and UK Regulations.

As IEMA EIA Quality Mark members, with Principal and Registered EIA Practitioners, we have coordinated a considerable number of Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) and have produced many Environmental Statements (ESs) for a diversity of development projects. We can advise on all stages of the EIA and planning process, including screening, scoping, preparing ESs, independent reviews of ESs and follow-up management and monitoring.

We also have extensive in-house experience of undertaking impact assessments associated with landscape and visual matters and ecology and biodiversity.

A revised EIA Directive (2014/52/EU) was approved in 2014. The UK’s EIA Regulations will need to be revised by mid-2017 in order to implement the new Directive. We review the likely changes for UK practice here.