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Title: Environmental impact assessment in relation to water resources authorisations : guidance on the requirements and procedures
Author: Environment Agency
Document Type: Monograph
This document is intended primarily for developers and their advisers, and explains how the requirements for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) have been incorporated into the procedures for the granting of licences by the Environment Agency to abstract or impound water, or of consents in appropriate circumstances. EIA is an important technique for ensuring that the likely effects of new development on the environment are fully understood and taken into account before a development is allowed to go ahead. It also helps to ensure the sustainable use of resources. This guidance describes the operation of the Water Resources (Environmental Impact Assessment) (England and Wales) Regulations 2003. It also gives advice on the need for EIA in relation to certain applications for a licence to abstract or impound water under Part II of Chapter II of the Water Resources Act 1991. This guidance also applies in cases where a licence is not required, and where a "relevant project" requires consent from the Environment Agency for the purposes of these Regulations.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 2003
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: Water resourcesWater abstractionWater reservoirsEnvironmental impact assessmentSustainable developmentGuidelines
Extent: 31
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