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Planning Advice Note 1/2013: Environmental Impact Assessment

DescriptionNew guidance to replace PAN:58 and containing advice on the integration of EIA procedures into the overall development management process.
ISBN9781782568469
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateAugust 30, 2013

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ISBN 978 1 78256 846 9 (Web only publication)
DPPAS 14659

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Contents

Planning Series

Revisions

1. Introduction

2. Aims of Environmental Impact Assessment
Environmental information and the planning process

3. Key Principles

4. Integration with Planning Procedure
Main steps of the EIA process
Multi-stage consents
Project initiation
Consideration of alternatives
Screening
Scoping
Publicity and consultation
The Non-Technical Summary
Reviewing & evaluating the EIA Report
EIA and decision-making
Securing mitigation
Monitoring
Cumulative effects

5. Proportionality
Identifying significant environmental effects
Early and robust screening
Smarter Scoping
Preparation and content of the EIA Report

6. More Efficient Resourcing
EIA and Habitats Regulations Appraisal
SEA and EIA
Multi-regime consents
Costs and benefits of EIA

7. Further information

8. Glossary