(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/
Authors: Barbara Carroll & Trevor Turpin
This book gives guidance on the steps and studies needed to undertake an EIA and to produce a successful Environmental Statement. It is written for planners, developers and communities who need sufficient introduction to EIA to know what needs to be prepared, who needs to prepare it and when it needs to be prepared by.
It is an approachable and practical guide, with many illustrated explanations and examples, written from the practitioner’s perspective. The guidance presents the requirements to the EIA procedures in the UK in a practical format, illustrated with case examples.Each environmental topic is discussed, methodologies for assessing effects are indicated, and the characteristics of selected development types are described.
The handbook approach has been designed with cross-referencing, checklists and sources, which also makes it suitable for easy reference and as a valuable introductory text as well as a useful reference tool for the EIA practitioner. The handbook will: present the requirements of EIA according to the UK EIA Regulations in a readily usable and practical way; inspire and share experience towards good EIA practice by a practical handbook format illustrated with case studies; inform and guide the use of EIA early and effectively in the development design and land use planning processes; and demonstrate the advantages of improvements in EIA practice to facilitate better informed planning decisions.
” This is one of those books rarely available…
It should be on the desk of every consultant, developer, local authority planner and environmental regulator concerned with EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) work.”
Dr Andrew Brookes, Gifford & Partners
“We have found it useful for training purposes and for the insight many of its sections bring to key areas of practice. It is the translation of practical experience into an easy to read and follow style that made the first edition so well received, and I welcome its successor!”
Dr Ross Marshall, President, IAIA
Manager, National Environmental Assessment Service, UK Environment Agency
(from Foreword to Second Edition, 2009)
“…the book is a must.”
Clive Briffett, Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal