Planning Portal

Information Leaflet 5: Environmental Impact Assessment

Updated : September 2012
This leaflet answers some basic questions about the requirements for environmental assessment in respect of development which requires planning permission.
Other major proposals not covered by the planning procedures may also need EIA before a decision is reached on whether they should go ahead. Examples of these are certain drainage schemes, motorways, afforestation and harbour development below the low watermark. Separate Regulations cover these types of projects.


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