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EIA Transposition Consultation

Consultation on Transposition of Environmental Impact Assessment Directive EU2014/52

The consultation sets out details for how Scottish Ministers propose to bring the requirements of European Directive 2014/52/EU, known as the Environmental Impact Assessment or ‘EIA’ Directive, into Scottish legislation.

The EIA Directive requires an assessment of the effects of certain projects on the environment before a development consent can be granted. The new Directive amends the current EIA Directive 2011/92/EU, however the aim remains the same, to provide a high level of protection of the environment and to contribute to the integration of environmental considerations into the preparation of projects with a view to reduce their effect on the environment.

Further information, including details on submitting consultation responses, can be found at the following link (external).

Consultation Event 5th October 2016

What is changing and why? How will Scotland meet those requirements?

Come and join us for an opportunity to discuss the Environmental Impact Assessment Directive and the proposed approach to meeting the requirements in Scotland. Hear from speakers including Mr Paul Wheelhouse (Minister for Business, Innovation & Energy), the Transposition Team and a view from industry given by IEMA’s Josh Fothergill.