Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is an integral part of planning and development.  It is a process by which the anticipated effects on the environment of a proposed development are measured to inform the decision making process. The EIA process can often be seen as complex and confusing, particularly for key stakeholders. However, if managed well it offers an opportunity to de-risk development and enhance reputation. 

At Atmos we understand the importance of a consentable development and our aim is to achieve a successful consent with the minimum of fuss that maximises commercial viability.

Our EIA Expertise

Atmos has successfully delivered a considerable number of Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) and produced many Environmental Statements (ESs) for a diverse range of development projects.  From supporting successful consent for large scale wind farms, through to providing specific environmental appraisals and technical reports for residential property developments.   With offices across the UK we bring an in-depth understanding of the environmental jurisdiction across many different planning authorities.

Our approach is to focus the EIA process upon the key issues and take a proportionate approach to the assessment to minimise project risk and maximise opportunities for success. 

Working as an integrated part of your team we:

  • Create a project strategy which identifies the range of issues critical to project risk, value and ultimately success.

  • Define a suitable project scope, proportionate to the nature and scale of the development, by initiating an early and effective consultation process.

  • Design-in solutions, embedding sustainable mitigation measures in the design, to add value and reduce the likelihood of issues later on, saving you time, money and wasted effort.

  • Prepare a robust Environmental Statement or appraisal that addresses regulatory requirements and guidance.

Of course, depending on the nature of your development, a full EIA may not always be required. We have successfully screened many client projects as non-EIA submissions saving valuable time and money.

Our EIA Consultants

The Atmos EIA team brings an enviable skill set encompassing strategy, planning, technical and environmental expertise, and is made up of professional Chartered Environmentalists, town planners, environmental scientists,  ecologists, ornithologists, acousticians, hydrologists, CAD technicians,  GIS  and project managers, making us the natural choice to meet all of your EIA needs.

Our EIA Services

Acoustic and Noise Impact Assessments Expert Witness
Consultation and Liaison with Regulatory Bodies GIS and Data Solutions
Coordination and Project Management Hydrology and Hydrogeology Impact Assessments
Ecological Impact Assessments Integrated Design and Technical Advice
Energy Management and Sustainability Site Feasibility and Scoping
Environmental Due Diligence Stakeholder and Public Consultation

Download examples of our recent work

Onshore Wind, Cumberhead Wind Farm

Grid Connection, Cairnborrow Wind Energy Ltd 

Onshore Wind, Coigach Community Turbine 

Contact us today and find out how we can successfully help de-risk the environmental implications and maximise the value of your project.