The Planning Series: 10 – Environmental Impact Assessment

Published 11/08/2022   |   Reading Time minutes

This quick guide gives an overview of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). EIA is a procedure that ensures the environmental implications of developments are taken into account before planning decisions are made. It outlines what EIAs are, when they are required, what is meant by screening and scoping, what happens to planning applications without an Environmental Statement, what EIAs have to include, and how Environmental Statements are taken into account.

Article by Rhiannon Hardiman, Senedd Research, Welsh Parliament