‘Collaborate to make EIA more proportionate’

IEMA has launched a strategy for collaborative action to deliver more proportionate environmental impact assessment (EIA).

EIA obesity crisis

IEMA says this drive is needed to counteract the current EIA “obesity crisis”.

In recent years, EIA practice has become increasingly more complex. IEMA says that while this complexity has improved the quality of EIA practice, the outcome is not universally positive. “We’re looking at an EIA obesity crisis, and it’s making findings inaccessible and adds burdens for developers,” said Josh Fothergill, policy lead at IEMA. “We want to stimulate collaborative actions to improve the situation to deliver more proportionate, and therefore more valuable, EIA.”

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