Our reputation for quality of service and project success has been established over a period of more than 35 years.
We are Corporate Members of IEMA and are registered IEMA EIA Quality Mark scheme members.
The quality of our work is also recognised by our clients who see us as an integral part of their project planning team.
We are recognised by the IEMA EIA Quality Mark for the quality of our work. We were first formally recognised by the Institute of Environmental Assessment in 1997 when we become Corporate EIA Registrants.
The EIA Quality Mark is a voluntary UK scheme operated by IEMA. Through the scheme our EIA activity is independently reviewed to ensure that it delivers excellence in the following areas:
EIA Management – we use effective project control and management processes to deliver quality.
EIA Team Capabilities – we ensure that our EIA staff undertake regular and relevant continuing professional development.
EIA Regulatory Compliance – we deliver ESs that meet the requirements of UK EIA Regulations.
EIA Context & Influence – we ensure that all EIAs coordinated are effectively scoped and that they transparently indicate how the EIA process, and any consultation undertaken, influenced the development proposed and any alternatives considered.
EIA Content – we undertake assessments that include robust analysis of the relevant baseline, assessment and transparent evaluation of impact significance and an effective description of measures designed to monitor and manage significant effects.
EIA Presentation – we deliver ESs that set out environmental information in a transparent and understandable manner.
Improving EIA practice – we enhance the profile of good quality EIA by working with IEMA to deliver case studies, articles and presentations and by making appropriate examples of our work available to the wider EIA community.
The EIA Regulations require an ES to be prepared by a ‘competent expert’. In addition to being registered on the IEMA EIA Quality Mark, our team includes Chartered Environmentalists, Full Members of IEMA and IEMA Registered EIA Practitioners.
We deliver high quality Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments and Ecological Impact Assessments. We adhere to the professional standards of the Landscape Institute and Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management.
If your project does not require formal EIA, we can still add value to your project proposals and site by preparing environmental reports and applying our expertise to anticipate and manage your project’s environmental effects.
We are committed to delivering high-quality, proportionate, outputs. We utilise our skills in graphics packages, CAD, GIS and 3D visualisation software to meet your requirements and support our EIA work.
Using our extensive skills and experience, we anticipate the issues that may arise and work with you and your team to proactively resolve these.
We can support you at all stages of the EIA process:
Our team can work with you to establish whether your proposed development may require an Environmental Impact Assessment under the EIA Regulations.
We can advise you on how to proceed so that likely significant adverse effects are avoided from the outset, or that mitigation and beneficial effects are embedded into scheme design. An EIA may then not be required.
We can prepare a screening letter or report to accompany a formal request to a planning authority for a screening opinion.Contact us
Once we have established that your proposed development requires an EIA, we can advise on the studies that need to be undertaken.
We can prepare a scoping report to accompany a formal request to a planning authority for a scoping opinion. Our experience shows that this stage can be critical in defining the outcomes of the planning process for EIA projects.Contact us
We have extensive experience of collaborating with multidisciplinary teams. We act as lead coordinator in the preparation of quality Environmental Statements, ensuring that they are in accordance with the latest EIA Regulations and best practice guidance.Contact us
Consultation is an integral part of our work. We can work with you to consult with the public and statutory consultees, building vital relationships in key areas.Contact us
The EIA Regulations require planning authorities to demonstrate that they have sufficient expertise to examine an ES. If a local authority needs additional expertise, we can provide this independent scrutiny.
We have extensive experience of reviewing ESs for planning authorities to determine if they meet regulatory requirements and follow best practice guidance.
We also review ESs for private clients.Contact us
The EIA process often leads to recommendations for mitigation measures to be implemented through Environmental Management Plans.
We can draw on the knowledge and expertise gained through the EIA process to assist with the preparation of Construction Environmental Management Plans, Landscape and Ecological Management Plans and other plans that may be required through planning conditions.Find out more
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