(Enviromental Impact Assesments)

  • Compliant with Directive 2011/92/EU
  • Specialist environmental guidance
  • Services driven by project type
  • Full project lifecycle support

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An Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) evaluates the likely environmental impacts of a proposed project or development, taking into account inter-related socio-economic, cultural and human-health impacts, both beneficial and adverse.

The process involves 4 stages:
1. Screening to determine which projects or developments require a full or partial impact assessment
2. Scoping to identify which potential impacts are relevant to assess
3. Assessment and evaluation of impacts and development of alternatives
4. Reporting the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or EIA report

It is worth understanding some key terms:

  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is the total process of assessing the environmental effects of a development project
  • An Environmental Statement (ES) is the written material submitted to the local planning authority in fulfilment of the EIA regulations

The EIA regulations define two schedules of developments:

Schedule 1 projects – EIA must always be carried out (e.g. roads, power plants, chemical works)

Schedule 2 projects – EIA must be carried out if the development is likely to have a significant impact on the environment by virtue of its nature, size or location (e.g. waste water treatment plants, holiday villages, golf courses, infrastructure projects etc.) – subject to thresholds or sensitive area categorisation

Carbonbit will take you through each step using our qualified Chartered Environmentalists and Chartered Energy Managers to assess the impacts of your project or development and recommend appropriate changes. Our experienced and actively engaged staff will help you assess the impacts of your project activities so they don’t pose a risk to the environment.

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    The team is also well versed in multi-disciplinary assessment and preparation of licensing documentation and can help on:

    • Site characterization
    • Environmental baseline assessments
    • Field studies / Ecology surveys
    • Environmental impact statement (EIS)
    • Environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA)
    • Environmental, social, and health impact assessment (ESHIA)
    • Strategic environmental assessment (SEA)
    • Environmental statements
    • Environmental appraisals
    • Environmental policy development
    • Environmental mitigation and adaptation