In determining the requirements for EIA, ACCON adopt an approach which relies upon our considerable experience of delivering technically robust EIA’s which minimise the risk of legal challenge or delay in the planning process. We are able to complete every aspect of EIA including Screening Requests, Scoping and Methodology and the preparation of the EIA and Non-Technical Summary (NTS).
The EIA can be completed by our in-house team of technical experts or using the clients’ external technical specialists. In these cases, ACCON takes on the role of lead EIA consultant, coordinating large and often diverse project teams.
Our dedicated EIA Manager has a wide range of experience and this is necessary given the level of scrutiny that EIAs face during the planning process. ACCON often deliver continuity on projects with an extended lifetime with many phases coming forward over a number of years. Our aim is to ensure that the EIA process runs smoothly for our clients and wherever possible to avoid the need for EIA altogether through the planning process.
For Local Authorities we are able to offer a comprehensive Environmental Statement Review Service.
Delivering development with best practice EIA