Ground Conditions Chapters for Environmental Statements
An Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is required for planning purposes for sites where the project is likely to give rise to significant environmental effects, most commonly on larger developments.
As part of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), a Scoping Opinion and Environmental Statement (ES) must be produced. The Scoping Opinion addresses which issues are to be considered in the Environmental Statement and this must be agreed with the local authority, prior to the production of an Environmental Statement.
As well as providing input for the production of Scoping Opinions, Ruddlesden geotechnical produces the Ground Conditions Chapter for Environmental Statements, covering contamination (and sometimes geotechnical aspects) and how development is likely to affect the existing ground conditions, together with a description of the measures envisaged to avoid, reduce or remedy significant adverse effects.