The new Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations will come into force on 16th May 2017, and will include amendments to timescales, content of EIA reports and place greater emphasis on mitigation and monitoring, as well as ensuring reports are prepared by competent specialists.
In light of the changes, developers must consider safeguarding their existing development projects from the new Town and Country Planning (EIA) Regulations. James Alflatt, planning partner and head of EIA at property consultant Bidwells, has given three recommendations for developers ahead of the 16th May cut-off date:
Subject to achieving any of the above, and provided the developer does not subsequently screen or scope for the same project after the 16th May, the project will be immune from having to comply with the 2017 EIA regime, as the provisions of the current 2011 EIA Regulations will still apply.
Waterproofing experts Delta Membranes have launched their new Flood Resilience Brochure, covering construction measures on offer to prevent flood damage.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Building Systems, Damp & Waterproofing, Membranes, Posts, Publications
The work of Carpet Recycling UK has been recognised with an Innovation Gold Award for Landfill Diversion in the National Flooring Innovations Awards 2018.Posted in Articles, Awards, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Floors, Site Preperation, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency, Waste Management & Recycling
Warren Court is a brand new development for which Hush Acoustics provided Marlowe Building Contractors with advice and materials for the apartments soundproofing.Posted in Acoustics, Noise & Vibration Control, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Building Systems, Case Studies, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Walls
Vortice Limited’s commitment to educating its customers on ventilation means they are thrilled to get behind DEFRA’s new clean air strategy consultation.Posted in Air Conditioning, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Services, Health & Safety, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Posts, Publications, Research & Materials Testing