Commentary

415.1 The control of environmental impact assessment

AGRICULTURE vol 2(2)
| Commentary

415.1 The control of environmental impact assessment

| Commentary

415 Environmental impact assessment

415.1 The control of environmental impact assessment

The requirement for environmental impact assessment of the effects of certain types of development owes its existence to an initiative of the European Union intended to harmonise the development control procedures faced by prospective developers in all of the member states. Whatever systems were in place in member states to require a grant of permission to authorise development were supplemented by a directive requiring that a formal process be instituted whereby the environmental impacts of the development be assessed prior to consent being granted. In the UK in respect

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