What a change to the EIA screening threshold for industrial estates means for developers

Industrial estates under 5ha will no longer need to undergo screening for environmental impact assessment (EIA) from 1 October after the communities department corrected a drafting error made in 2017. Catherine Early explores the implications

Aerial view of wharehouses
Industrial estate: change to screening threshold to take effect from 1 October

Developers of industrial estates under five hectares (ha) in size will not have to prepare environmental impact assessment (EIA) screening reports from 1 October following the correction of an error made in the regulations last year.

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