Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) are undertaken to ensure the potential environmental impacts of new developments have been sufficiently considered in the decision making process.
ABPmer’s specialist staff have a wealth of EIA experience, having contributed to and carried out many multi-disciplinary investigations into the environmental impact of proposed activities, developments and operations. We prepare formal environmental statements as well as any other required planning and consents documents.
We have recognised expertise in Habitats Regulations Assessments and Marine Conservation Zone Assessments, and regularly support clients in the preparation of IROPI cases and the development of compensation measures where these are required. We also routinely prepare Water Framework Directive assessments for coastal and nearshore developments.
Our marine focus means we provide the full range of marine specialisms in-house, and our knowledge is regularly applied to aggregates, cables, offshore renewables and waterside projects.
In addition to our project level expertise, we regularly undertake strategic scale marine environmental assessment studies for public bodies, including Strategic Environmental Assessments and Sustainability Appraisals.