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Title: EIA scoping in England and Wales: Practitioner approaches, perspectives and constraints

Abstract

Scoping plays a critical role in shaping the nature and extent of the environmental information subsequently contained in an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), yet it has been identified as an area of weakness in practice () and remains a poorly understood and under-researched component of EIA. This paper provides a detailed empirical investigation and assessment of recent scoping activity in England and Wales, in the context of evolving European Union (EU) regulations. Conceptual and contextual issues associated with scoping are outlined prior to the presentation of key findings, including: approaches to scoping; the assessment of significance; characteristics and influence of consultation; and perceived constraints to scoping. The paper concludes with an overview of findings, possible explanatory factors, and recommendations for future practice.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [2]
  1. Impacts Assessment Unit, Department of Planning, School of the Built Environment, Oxford Brookes University, Gipsy Lane, Oxford OX3 0BP (United Kingdom). E-mail: gjwood@brookes.ac.uk
  2. Impacts Assessment Unit, Department of Planning, School of the Built Environment, Oxford Brookes University, Gipsy Lane, Oxford OX3 0BP (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20783326
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Environmental Impact Assessment Review; Journal Volume: 26; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: DOI: 10.1016/j.eiar.2005.02.001; PII: S0195-9255(05)00002-8; Copyright (c) 2005 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION; ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY; EUROPEAN UNION; RECOMMENDATIONS; REGULATIONS; UNITED KINGDOM

Citation Formats

Wood, Graham, Glasson, John, and Becker, Julia. EIA scoping in England and Wales: Practitioner approaches, perspectives and constraints. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1016/j.eiar.2005.02.001.
Wood, Graham, Glasson, John, & Becker, Julia. EIA scoping in England and Wales: Practitioner approaches, perspectives and constraints. United States. doi:10.1016/j.eiar.2005.02.001.
Wood, Graham, Glasson, John, and Becker, Julia. Sat . "EIA scoping in England and Wales: Practitioner approaches, perspectives and constraints". United States. doi:10.1016/j.eiar.2005.02.001.
@article{osti_20783326,
title = {EIA scoping in England and Wales: Practitioner approaches, perspectives and constraints},
author = {Wood, Graham and Glasson, John and Becker, Julia},
abstractNote = {Scoping plays a critical role in shaping the nature and extent of the environmental information subsequently contained in an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), yet it has been identified as an area of weakness in practice () and remains a poorly understood and under-researched component of EIA. This paper provides a detailed empirical investigation and assessment of recent scoping activity in England and Wales, in the context of evolving European Union (EU) regulations. Conceptual and contextual issues associated with scoping are outlined prior to the presentation of key findings, including: approaches to scoping; the assessment of significance; characteristics and influence of consultation; and perceived constraints to scoping. The paper concludes with an overview of findings, possible explanatory factors, and recommendations for future practice.},
doi = {10.1016/j.eiar.2005.02.001},
journal = {Environmental Impact Assessment Review},
number = 3,
volume = 26,
place = {United States},
year = {Sat Apr 15 00:00:00 EDT 2006},
month = {Sat Apr 15 00:00:00 EDT 2006}
}