Title: Guidelines for ecological impact assessment in the United Kingdom 
Resource Type: document --> guidance / decision support 
Country: United Kingdom 
Year: 2006 
Availability: Approved Version: 26 June 2006 
Author 1/Producer: Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management 
Author / Producer Type: Professional / trade / industry associations, institutes or networks 
Publisher: Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (IEEM) 
Publisher City: 45 Southgate Street Winchester SO23 9EH 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.ieem.org.uk/ecia/EcIA%20Approved%207%20July%2006. ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
Size: (e.g. 20mb) 0.5 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Brownfields
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Receptor: Ecological
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Tools and procedures
Sediments
Water and sanitation-->Water and sanitation Overview
Water resources and their management -->Stresses, quality and ecological status
 
Short description: 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 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 Assessment. 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 to News Items(s):   UK - Ecological Impact Assessment guidelines launched
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 23/07/2006