Delivering EIA Training

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This week, Carroll Environmental Ltd, was pleased to provide EIA training for a team of consultants.

Whilst consultants may have specialist expertise in a particular EIA discipline, such as air quality, noise, landscape, ecology or cultural heritage, it is important to also build professional competence in the skills required to provide effective inputs to EIA.

It is important to understand the legislative requirements of the EIA process and be aware of the range of professional guidance available to assist. Technical specialists input far more than baseline data. Skills are required to interpret the value and importance of the baseline environment and determine how it may evolve over time. Consultants also need to identify the potential impacts, and resultant effects, that may arise during the construction, operation and decommissioning of proposed developments, as appropriate. It is also important to be able to provide ongoing inputs to the design process – not just to specify ‘add on’ mitigation within an ES chapter.

EIA requires skills in multidisciplinary working, clear communication and effective report writing. Legislation, guidance and best practice are also continually evolving and it is important to keep up to date.

Please contact Alison at Carroll Environmental to discuss your training needs.

Welcome to Carroll Environmental

Welcome to Carroll Environmental Ltd.

I have created Carroll Environmental to provide tailored advice in the field of environmental planning and environmental assessment. I am a Chartered Environmentalist, Full Member of IEMA and an IEMA Registered EIA Practitioner.

I am an experienced environmental project manager. I work within multidisciplinary teams, drawing on the experience of architects, engineers and environmental specialists to embed mitigation into scheme designs.

I wanted the Carroll Environmental logo to reflect the integration of the natural and built environment. The logo was designed by Gavin Munnings, The Sustainable Designer. Gavin cares passionately about the environment and endeavours to work with sustainability at the forefront of his mind and business. Gavin encourages, promotes and takes part in regular beach cleans in partnership with his local RNLI crew and the public. He donates a percentage of all profits from his designs to marine conservation charities.

With almost 25 years’ experience, I can assist you with a range of services. You can find out more about me, Carroll Environmental and the services offered by exploring the website.

Please do contact me today to discuss how I can help you.