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Effective UK Marine Planning Report

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.

South Somerset Local Plan found sound at reopened examination.

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

Low Carbon LDO EIA

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.

The European Commission’s EIA and SEA Guides

Enfusion - European Commission's EIA and SEA Guides

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

Rochford Judgment

Rochford District Council

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.