The revised EIA Directive – possible implications for practice in England

Thomas B Fischer, Riki Therivel, Alan Bond, Josh Fothergill, Ross Marshall

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Whilst environmental impact assessment (EIA) in England overall can be said to be of a good to satisfactory quality, we believe that the revised EIA Directive will be able to strengthen it further by addressing gaps with regards to the consideration of alternatives, climate change mitigation and adaptation, the consideration of accidents and disasters along with human health, land and
biodiversity. Some challenges, however, are likely to remain, for example, with regards to penalties for non-compliance and a scoping stage that will remain optional. The biggest unknown at the time of writing this article however is whether or not the UK will remain in the EU, giving rise to some considerable uncertainties.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)106-112
Number of pages7
JournalUVP Report
Issue number2
Early online date10 Aug 2016
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • England
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • EU law
  • Environmental law

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