There are specific Directive designated developments that require an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and are subject to advance scoping and screening exercises. Whilst there are typical contents and matrixes associated with an EIA, Environmental Statements are regularly prepared in support of planning and permitting applications. The content of an Environmental Assessment stems from an agreed Scoping exercise. It is site specific, collating and inter-relating assessments from numerous disciplines including:
- Access, transport and traffic picture – quarry in landscape
- Air quality including odour, noise and vibration
- Archaeology and cultural heritage
- Development Policy
- Geology and Hydrogeology
- Land use and soils
- Landscape and visual
- Water environment
- Monitoring and Modelling
- Environmental Risk and Liability Assessments
- Management Systems, Procedures and Plans
- Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA's) and Statements
- Environmental Permits
A quality assessment will also consider the construction phase, raw materials use and waste management.
ACT devise and manage the Assessment process and its detailed interfaces. The successful delivery of complex assessments is linked with our ability to feed into a whole host of specialist areas, thus providing niche expertise to substantiate applications.