The UK Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management have
published guidelines for Ecological Impact Assessment. The Guidelines
are intended for ecologists, developers, planners, local and national
planning authorities, environmental managers, statutory organisations,
NGOs or for local groups. These Guidelines provide a recommended
procedure for the ecological component of Environmental Impact
These Guidelines have been developed by the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (IEEM) to promote good practice in Ecological Impact Assessment
(EcIA) relating to terrestrial, freshwater and coastal environments to the mean low water mark in the UK.
The Guidelines set new standards for the assessment of the
ecological impact of projects and plans, so as to improve the
consideration of the needs of biodiversity and thereby reduce the impacts
of any development. They can also be used, for example, to provide
environmental information to accompany an application for a consent, to
guide a development brief or to inform a management plan.
Link: http://www.ieem.org.uk/ecia/EcIA%20Appro ...