Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) requirements derive from European Communities Directive 85/337/EEC (as amended by Directive 97/11/EC) on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment. The primary objective of the EIA Directive is to ensure that projects which are likely to have significant effects on the environment are subject to an assessment of their likely impacts.
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is a process for anticipating the effects on the environment caused by a development. An Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR) is the document produced as a result of that process.
Where effects are identified that are unacceptable, these can then be avoided or reduced during the design process.
The Environmental Impact Assessment procedure commences at the project design stage where it is decided whether an Environmental Impact Assessment Report is required. If it is required, then the scope of the study is determined, after which the EIAR is prepared as part of the application for development consent.
The competent authority examines the EIAR, circulating copies to statutory consultees while also making it available to the public. The competent authority then makes its decision to refuse or grant permission or to seek additional information, having regard to the information contained in the EIS among other factors.
Greentrack can produce the EIAR and work with the applicant and the relevant planning authority to address all areas of concern.