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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This podcast gives an overview of the purpose of Environmental Impact Assessments, and their legal framework. It examines the way “screening” is regulated and the impact of R (Barker) v LB Bromley [2006] UKHL 52. It explains the provisions governing “environmental statements” and public participation. It describes the role of Strategic Environmental Assessments, and analyses how they differ from EIAs.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the purpose of Environmental Impact Assessments, and know their legal framework;
  • Understand the way “screening” is regulated and know the significance of R (Barker) v LB Bromley [2006] UKHL 52;
  • Know the provisions governing “environmental statements” and public participation;
  • Understand the role of Strategic Environmental Assessments, and how they differ from EIAs.
Level:
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Classification:
Case Update
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Town and Country Planning (Assessment of Environmental Effects) Regulations 1988;
  • Town and Country Planning (EIA) (England and Wales) Regulations 1999 No 293;
  • Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2008 (SI 2008/2093);
  • BT Plc v Gloucester CC [2001] EWHC Admin 1001;
  • R (Barker) v LB Bromley [2006] UKHL 52;
  • R (Goodman) v LB of Lewisham [2003] Env LR 28;
  • Acción- CODA v Ayuntamiento de Madrid [2008] C-142/07;
  • R (Lebus) v Sth Cambs DC [2002] EWHC 2009 (Admin);
  • Gillespie v 1st Sec of State [2002] EWHC 8;
  • R (Blewett) v Derbyshire CC [2003] EWHC 2775;
  • Berkeley v SSE [2001] Env LR 16;
  • R v Cornwall ex p Hard [2001] Env LR 473;
  • R v SSETR ex p Alconbury [2001] UKHL 23.

This podcast explains the processes of Environmental Impact Assessments and Strategic Environmental Assessments; it gives an overview of their legislative framework, and their place in the planning process and the UK scheme of environmental regulation more broadly.

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