We are pleased to be accredited with CE through IASME
(SWDP adopted on 25 February 2016 – we are pleased to have supported the Councils with specialist SA, SEA, HRA, EqIA and HIA services www.swdevelopmentplan.org
The Marine Management Organisation, Wales Environmental Link & other NGOs (RSPB, Wildlife Trust & Marine Conservation Society) with Enfusion attended a workshop in Exeter to discuss the findings of the Effective UK Marine Planning Report (available for download here) prepared by Enfusion & Jim Claydon.
As independent specialists, we are pleased to have worked with SSDC to refresh their SA/SEA for Yeovil including re-appraisal of strategic options and evaluation of Sustainable Urban Extensions. This addressed the concerns that had been raised by consultees and the Inspector. The further SA work was found to be “comprehensive, proportionate and robust” http://www.southsomerset.gov.uk/media/700388/south_somerset_lp_final_report.pdf
We are undertaking the first strategic EIA of a Local Development Order in the UK. For Swindon Council, the impact assessment is evaluating the approach to the LDO, including informing development of Planning Conditions.
Barbara is presenting on policy drivers for sustainability.
Barbara is contributing to the Bath University MOOC – Sustainability for Professionals
Enfusion has supported Rochford District Council in successfully defending its Core Strategy against a developer-led High Court Challenge. This landmark ruling creates new SEA case-law, providing a pragmatic interpretation of the EU SEA Directive.
Click here for the judgement
Nick Raynsford MP, has set out his vision for how the housing sector can begin to repair itself. ‘The challenge of the housing crisis’ is based on a lecture he gave in memory of Sir Frederic J Osborn on 17 July 2013 to a TCPA Audience.
IAIA First announcement: Assessment for social & economic development Chile 8-11 April 2014 www.iaia.org
May 2013-The European Commission has launched two new guidance documents to provide direction to EIA and SEA on integrating enhanced consideration of climate change and biodiversity effects into practice.
The European Commission’s EIA and SEA Guides on Integrating Climate Change and Biodiversity is available on the europa website using the flowing links: for SEA at http://ec.europa.eu/environment/eia/pdf/SEA%20Guidance.pdf and for EIA http://ec.europa.eu/environment/eia/pdf/EIA%20Guidance.pdf
RPPI extends pilot for interactive map for England until October 2013
We completed guidance on the planning system for internal use by Officers in Natural England.
We have been commissioned as critical friend to Cheshire East Council to help progress the Sustainability Appraisal of their Local Plan to Submission.
Sam Langford-Holt joins Enfusion as a Planner from the MoD.
SA/SEA specialists commissioned as critical friend to undertake compliance review and then help Officers improve the robustness of earlier SA work especially of reasonable alternatives for spatial options; revisited SA and refreshed with preparation of SA Addendum Report; support to Council at SEA legal challenge (click here for Judgment) – successfully rebutted; Core Strategy found sound and adopted.
Barbara is appointed as Tutor in Planning, Policy & Regulation on international distance learning Masters course in Integrated Environmental Management at Bath University http://www.bath.ac.uk/engineering/distance-learning/iem/