Nexus Planning have passed their IEMA Quality Mark review for 2018/2019
3rd July 2019
The Institute for Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) is the largest professional body for environmental practitioners in the United Kingdom and worldwide, with nearly 15,000 members. Its role is to support individuals and organisations to set, recognise and achieve global sustainability standards and practice.
Nexus Planning regularly prepare planning applications that require an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). The IEMA Quality Mark scheme assesses quality for registered organisations and checks their EIA activities, including their management processes and approaches. Participating companies commit to ensuring that their EIA activities maintain high standards of quality. The scheme is designed to provide a regular and rigorous analysis of compliance. This involves reviewing completed Environmental Statements and conducting staff interviews on an annual basis.
Nexus Planning undertake the following:
- Screening Requests to determine whether an EIA is required.
- Scoping Requests to determine the content of an EIA prior to undertaking an EIA.
- Managing the consultant team that undertakes an EIA through all stages of the process. Leading to collation and delivery of the completed Environmental Statement.
- Preparing Socio Economic chapters for EIAs
- Preparing Health Impact Chapters for EIAs.
Nexus Planning are “competent” to manage the preparation of an EIA as a stand alone service supporting the appointed planning consultant.
IEMA aims to drive up technical and professional standards and the Quality Mark assessment process is a rigorous procedure that ensures that high standards are adhered to.
Adam Ross, who is the Director who oversees the EIA team, said “We are delighted to have passed the Quality Mark requirements for another year. Our continued compliance with these standards demonstrates the importance that we attach to our EIA related work”