DCLG lifts EIA thresholds for developments

Thresholds for developments requiring an environmental impact assessment will be raised to streamline the planning process. But there are fears the environment will be degraded as a result

Thresholds for developments requiring an environmental impact assessment will be raised to streamline the planning process. But there are fears the environment will be degraded as a result.

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has confirmed that it will raise thresholds below which new developments will not need to be screened to determine whether an environmental impact assessment (EIA) is required. 

In its response to the screening thresholds element of its technical consultation on planning, published on 6 January, DCLG said it would raise them as previously planned.1

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