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Friday, 3rd February 2017

How will changes to the Environmental Impact Assessment regime affect your development and infrastructure projects?

The Department for Communities and Local Government has completed consultation on the proposed changes to the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations in relation to planning and major infrastructure projects in England. The new Regulations will come into force by 16th May 2017 and whilst many of the elements of EIA practice are largely unchanged under the new regime, the new Regulations introduce a number of important changes that will have implications for project promoters and local authorities alike.  Temple has responded to the consultation with insights from our experience delivering some of the UK’s most high profile planning and infrastructure developments.

In this downloadable briefing note we have identified six main areas that you will need to be aware of if you are considering a project in 2017 that might require EIA.

Please get in touch with Tom Smeeton (Infrastructure Projects) on 07552 126373 or Mark Skelton (Property) on 07810 856 383 if you would like to explore the implications for your projects.  And if you would like to be kept up to date with our B3 breakfast briefing events on EIA and related topics please sign up to our newsletter on our homepage.

 

Article written by Tom Smeeton, Technical Director