NW0717B - Launch Event: Delivering Proportionate EIA – A Strategy for Enhancing UK Practice

Time: 14:00 - 17:00   Region: North West
Venue: Novotel City Centre Hotel, 40 Hanover St, Liverpool ONE, Liverpool, L1 4LN

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Despite being a well-respected assessment tool, UK EIA is suffering from a chronic problem that is potentially reducing its effectiveness. EIA is becoming disproportionate, and some argue that developers can view as an obligation, rather than a real opportunity to fundamentally improve a development. This flawed perspective can act to undermine EIA's aim of improving the environment and can unfairly detract from its importance in the development process.

While the EIA community can’t fix this mentality, we can act to negate it by ensuring UK EIA is focused on delivering a proportionate assessment, which is effective as well as being efficient and relevant.

Join us to set out vision and strategy that will evolve the tool into a more modern and proficient process. If you want to be in at the forefront of this process, join your upcoming event now.

The strategy develops a series of concepts and ideas identified by over 100 senior EIA experts from across 13 different stakeholder groups. The Proportionate EIA Summit was held in 2016 and involved dedicated discussions between EIA co-ordinators, topic specialists, lawyers, Government, Statutory Bodies, contractors, professional bodies, local authorities, academics and more.

Josh Fothergill, your IA Policy Lead, will present the strategy and provide an overview of the new 2017 EIA Regulations. The Chair of IEMA’s Impact Assessment Network Rufus Howard, of Royal Haskoning, will then explore with you two case studies that demonstrate approaches that can help drive us towards a modern and proportionate approach to UK EIA. There will also be a series of further senior EIA presenters highlighting efforts to deliver more proportionate EIA from the developer’s perspective, the role consultants will play, and an exploration of the role research can play in moving assessment forward. Join this event and play a pivotal part in furthering the reach and effectiveness of EIA in the UK.  

Come along to be the first to hear about the future direction of UK EIA. Book your place on this workshop now.