Environmental Impact Assessment

Environmental Impact Assessments are generally accepted international mechanisms for assessing the potential environmental impacts from proposed changes to land-use and to tackle environmental, economic and social issues in an integrated manner.  It predicts the environmental affects of a proposed project and ensures that development proposals and activities are environmentally sound and sustainable.

The need for EIA stems from EU legislation including the EIA Directive (85/337/EEC) and the directive which amended this initial Directive, 97/11/EEC.

GEP Consulting are experienced in conducting impact assessments across all types of developments and have access to a broad range of trained specialists to conduct all aspects that may be required from an environmental impact assessment.

This includes:

  • Air quality and odour
  • Ecology
  • Species control and translocation
  • Water resources
  • Drainage and flooding
  • Wetlands and marine
  • Waste
  • Noise and vibration
  • Geology
  • Landscaping
  • Archaeology
  • Contaminated land
  • Microclimates
  • Lighting

Our integrated process enables us to advise developers on what environmental information should accompany a planning application – thus minimising the risk of delays to the planning process.

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