Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is a fast-growing field of land-use planning affecting many disciplines. At present, UK Government legislation requires EIA for certain types of development. Subject to a further new European directive, an EIA will be required for all policies, plans and programmes.
Planning and Environmental Impact Assessment in Practice provides a practical introduction to the subject and relates the theory to the practice through extensive use of case studies. Edited by Joe Weston, the book draws on contributions from a number of practising experts in the field and covers topics such as: assessing the need for EIAs; the environmental team; scoping and public participation; internal and external consultation; local lobbying; local authority review and decision-making; public enquiries; monitoring the impacts; pollution control; and the lessons to be learned.
Planning and Environmental Impact Assessment in Practice provides a practical introduction to EIA for final year undergraduate and postgraduate MSc courses in planning, geography, civil engineering, building and estate management, and development.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. EIA in the UK 3. Assessing the need for EIA 4. Taking charge of the environmental team 5. Scoping and public participation 6. Local authority review and decision making 7. Consultation and the conflict of interests in EIA 8. EIA and public inquiries 9. EIA monitoring and audit 10. EIA and pollution control 1 1. Lessons in EIA