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Environmental Impact Assessment is central to Eden Environment's business.  We can help you with all aspects of the process from screening and scoping, through assessment and production of an Environmental Statement, all the way to designing and implementing monitoring measures post-construction.


We have many years experience in EIA projects, ranging from minor chalet developments on the Firth of Clyde and agricultural buildings in the Eden Valley, all the way through to the Viking Wind Farm, one of the largest proposed wind farms in Europe, and major highway projects including widening the M1 motorway, constructing the Haydon Bridge bypass and dualling the A66 east of Penrith.

In early 2012 we prepared the Environmental Statement and Habitats Regulations Appraisal for two small hydro schemes in Scotland.  A senior planning officer from the planning authority wrote:

"I’ve read Oliver’s and Alison’s reports for the (projects) and they have a good grip of the legislation and know how to present it well – the best I’ve seen so far."


EIA is the process of considering the likely significant environmental effects of a proposed development project.  The process starts right at the beginning of a project, even before conceptual design, and if done properly can result in a project which is higher quality, more sustainable and better for the environment.


The product of an EIA is often an Environmental Statement, which is a document submitted in support of an application for development consent.