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.
- Air quality and odour
- Species control and translocation
- Water resources
- Drainage and flooding
- Wetlands and marine
- Noise and vibration
- Contaminated land
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.