Environmental Impacts Assessments and Sustainability Appraisals
We are a registered member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).
We are a registered member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) and have a team of ‘competent experts’ (as required by Regulation 18 of the EIA Regulations 2017) who undertake EIA co-ordination and production to assist clients in securing planning permission to deliver complex development proposals. In recognition of our commitment to quality in this field, we have also been awarded the EIA Quality Mark.
Our extensive knowledge of EIAs enables us to collaborate with experienced professionals capable of undertaking complex development projects and ensures that EIAs are prepared in a manner that is commensurate with the scale and nature of a project. Many of our EIA’s are been prepared in conjunction with our role as planning consultant, but we also operate as independent EIA co-ordinators, working alongside external planning consultants.
We are also able to undertake Health Impact and Socio-economic chapters as part of any EIA either as part of EIAs we are co-ordinating or on a standalone basis.
We are experienced in all aspects of screening, scoping and co-ordinating of project teams.
We also undertake a number of Sustainability Appraisals that incorporate Strategic Environmental Assessments in order to support the preparation of neighbourhood plans, supplementary planning documents (SPD) and other development plan documents.
In addition, we have significant experience of acting as a ‘critical friend’ to both the public and private sector clients when reviewing EIA’s and Sustainability Appraisals.
Spotlight on our recent projects
We were appointed to prepare a planning application for the first phase of a £50million regeneration programme in Trafford that will see local housing association, Irwell Valley Homes, significantly improve the estate and build new affordable homes there.
- 24 December 2020
Appointed by Titan Property Developments, we secured committee resolution to grant for a 214 unit build to rent scheme on a brownfield site known as the Leatherhead Research and Food Manufacturing Association, in Mole Valley. This application followed the outline consent we secured for the same client over the site in 2018.
- 24 December 2020
We were appointed by Thornsett Group plc and Purley Baptist Church to prepare and submit a major planning application for a 17-storey tower culminating in 220 new homes, a retail unit and a new church with publically accessible community facilities. The proposal encompasses a multi-story development on a brownfield site in central Purley, located in the London Borough of Croydon.
- 4 June 2020