Environmental Assessment are an established part of the planning process. The sequence of scoping requests, site investigation, impactassessment and negotiation with regulators has become common practice. ESI provides the support required throughout the process from the initial scoping requests through to completion of the Environmental Statement and Environmental Impact Assessment.
Clients have benefited from ESI’s pragmatic and technically robust approach. Discussion and negotiation between developers and the regulators to agree the scope of investigations is essential to ensuring a cost-effective outcome. ESI’s experienced project managers have excellent working relationships with contacts in all regions of the Environment Agency, which is important in developing a sense of trust in this process. Senior members of the consultancy team have also provided Expert Witness support in public enquiries and court cases.
Water resources and, in particular, groundwater are a key component of many Environmental Impact Assessments. Landfills (for hazardous and non-hazardous waste) and quarries (over a certain size) are among those developments that fall under Schedule 1, and therefore require an Environmental Impact Assessment and an Environmental Statement at the planning stage.
Please contact ESI by telephoning +44 (0) 1743 276100 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how ESI can support you with environmental impact assessments.