1st Annual (2019)

Environmental Impact Assessment for Infrastructure Projects Masterclass

Tuesday 16 July 2019

Programme

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08:45
Registration and refreshments
09:30
Chair’s welcome and opening remarks
Peter George
Chair; Business Director – Environment
IEMA's Impact Assessment Network Steering Group; Capita
09:40
How to navigate the EIA process: What is needed, associated timelines and costs
  • What types of developments require EIA?
  • Effectively completing the EIA process for your project and the associated timelines alongside your project development
  • What are the different requirements needed for DCO application & town and country planning applications
  • The costs associated with EIAs
Luke Strickland
Practice Leader for Environmental Assessment
Mott MacDonald
10:10
The environmental requirements for project development: Meeting and demonstrating environmental studies and impacts
  • How to navigate and meet the legal requirements of EIA
  • What further changes should be made to the EIA regulations
  • What legal challenges may your project face?
Ben Stansfield
Partner
Gowling WLG
10:40
Morning refreshments
11:10
Scoping, mitigation and cumulative effects: how to efficiently navigate these key areas from start to finish
  • How to effectively use scoping for your project to avoid delays
  • Putting mitigation measures in place to address the environmental impacts
  • Common pitfalls developers face during scoping and mitigation which leads to delays
  • Conducting Cumulative effects assessments – how can it be done? How to address cumulative effects?
Joanna Wright
Director of Environmental Planning
LUC
11:40
Practical guidance on how to incorporate the assessment of potential implications that your project may have on health, climate change and air quality
  • What assessments should you take into consideration when assessing whether your project has implications on health
  • What different methodologies can we develop to assess the potential of major accidents and disasters in relation to your project
  • Climate change and air quality: how can you examine whether your project contributes to this?
Kerry Whalley
Associate Director, Environment and Sustainability
Arup
12:10
Writing your Environmental Statement – practical guidance on how to avoid the common pitfalls to prevent delay
  • Understanding what is required within the EIA to avoid delays
  • How to write your environmental statement
  • Preparing the PEIR for NSIP applications
  • Reviewing of the Environmental Statement
  • Common pitfalls encountered with the Environmental Statement
David Price
EIA and Land Rights Manager
The Planning Inspectorate
12:40
Networking lunch
13:40
PANEL DISCUSSION: Two years on from the introduction of the 2017 EIA regulations – what are the effects and are they working in practice?
  • What are the cost implications of the 2017 EIA regulations for developers
  • The 2017 EIA Regulations: Two years on – are they working in practice to enhance the environment?
  • What requirements are still not being met?
  • Beyond the EIA: What can we do to contribute to improving the environment
Josh Fothergill
Founder & Director
Fothergill Training & Consulting
Luke Strickland
Practice Leader for Environmental Assessment
Mott MacDonald
Joanna Wright
Director of Environmental Planning
LUC
14:40
Afternoon refreshments
15:10
How can we deliver a proportionate EIA to improve process efficiency
  • What steps could be taken to make EIA proportionate?
  • What improvements need to be made to the EIA process?
  • Is the EIA effectively addressing all the environmental issues associated with developments?
Dr Natalie Frost
Head of Environment
ABPmer
15:40
Engaging effectively with the public about your project to enhance EIA development
  • At which point in the DCO process should we consider consultation to support EIA development
  • Introducing the community to your scheme: The benefits of good community engagement
  • Key lessons learnt from previous consultations
Steven Edwards
Senior Environmental Planner
SP Energy Networks
16:10
Chair’s closing remarks
16:20
Close of conference and networking drinks

*All sessions include time for Q & A*