Environmental Impact Assessment

Environmental Impact Assessment cover


The second edition of this title is a practitioner text offering practical and comprehensive coverage of the law relating to environmental impact assessment which is an important stage in the planning process.

This title sets out the legal requirements relating to EIAs including the relationship of European Union law with domestic law and the resulting cases. The main part of the work concentrates on the role that EIAs play in the planning application process. There is also a section on EIAs in specific contexts such as forestry, archaeology, agriculture and highways. The work concludes with a section on good practice that offers guidance on scoping the statement, how to write the non-technical summary and certain aspects such as social impact, air quality, noise and health risk assessments. This work is invaluable for lawyers, local authority planning officers, planning consultants, property developers and all other professionals who need to know about the planning process.

Completely updated to include a detailed examination of the legislative
changes such as the new Strategic Assessment legislation and the
Planning Act 2008; significant developments in international law such as
UNECE, Espoo and Aarhus Conventions; case law such as R (Wye Valley
Action Association Limited) v Herefordshire District Council [2009] that
has occurred post the last edition.

New chapters to include: Strategic Environmental Assessment; Major
Infastructure Projects; Assessment in context of Habitats Regime;
Planning Act 2008.

This title is included in Bloomsbury Professional's Environmental Law online service.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction;
Chapter 2 The European dimension and its relevance;
Chapter 3 Screening;
Chapter 4 Environmental statements;
Chapter 5 Procedure;
Chapter 6 Special cases in the planning system;
Chapter 7 Non-planning development and EIA;
Chapter 8 Strategic environmental assessment;
Chapter 9 Conservation and habitats law in the EIA context;
Chapter 10 Challenges.

Product details

Published 28 Feb 2012
Format Paperback
Edition 2nd
Extent 736
ISBN 9781847666758
Imprint Bloomsbury Professional
Dimensions 248 x 156 mm
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Stephen Tromans

Stephen Tromans KC is a leading barrister in plann…