A real opportunity for EIA: ‘world’s first’ proportionate EIA strategy

Despite being a well respected assessment tool, environmental impact assessment (EIA) in the UK is suffering from a chronic problem that is potentially reducing its value, says Josh Fothergill

Josh Fothergill

EIA is becoming disproportionate, and developers can view it as an obligation rather than a real opportunity to fundamentally improve a development. 

While the EIA community can’t fix this mentality, we can act to negate it by ensuring that UK EIA delivers a balanced assessment, which is effective as well as efficient and relevant. We cannot allow the immense worth of EIA to be ...

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