The Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (England and Wales) Regulations 1999 required all developments of the types listed within Schedule 1 to the regs, and those within Schedule 2 that are likely to have significant environmental impacts, to be subject to Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). These regulations have recently been consolidated by the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2011 which came into force on 24 August 2011.
EIA requires consideration of the environmental impacts, the scope for their prevention and mitigation and public consultation in the decision making process for development projects. The EIA involves screening to establish need, scoping to identify the key issues associated with the proposed development and its environmental setting, preparation of impact assessments and, ultimately, production of an Environmental Statement for consideration by the decision makers.
AC Environment Solutions has project management experience of the coordination of EIA and preparation of Environmental Statements and individual assessment reports. In addition to preparing individual assessment reports ourselves in support of the EIA, we have the knowledge and expertise to direct a team of well respected professionals. Our approach is to select a team of specialists, in disciplines such as noise impact, transport statements, ecological assessments, visual and landscape impact etc, as appropriate to the project to ensure the best possible outcome for the client, stakeholders and the environment.