415.3 Environmental impact assessment: screening for EIA and specified information

415.3 Environmental impact assessment: screening for EIA and specified information

Environmental impact assessment itself may be regarded as an extension of a long-standing voluntary practice of submitting supporting information dealing with the likely consequences of development with any application for planning permission.

An environmental statement will need to be submitted by the applicant (or appellant) for all development that is classed as EIA development as outlined above. It is critical that an environmental statement is submitted whenever EIA development is proposed since the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2011 prevent planning permission from being granted unless the required