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Understanding Environmental Impact Assessments

Planning Aid Wales hosted a successful training event on Thursday 23rd October at the AECOM offices in Cardiff. Over 30 planners attendended the event.

Catherine Anderson, EIA Associate Director at AECOM, explained the Environmental Impact Assessment process with useful information and tips and provided an update on current issues in the sector.

Planning Aid Wales volunteer Clare Taylor (of MWH Global) then gave an insight into her 20 years’ practical experience of delivering EIAs, with a focus on implications for communities.

A copy of the presentations from the event are available below.

1. Community Involvement in EIA – Clare Taylor

2. EIA – Catherine Anderson

3. Ecological Checklist – AECOM

4.Positive Planning – Bill Update – Rosemary Thomas

Information on future training event hosted by Planning Aid Wales can be seen below:

  • Facilitation in Planning at Cardiff University, afternoon of 26th January 2015. An in-house train-the-trainer style event for volunteers.
  • PAW Volunteer skill-sharing conference at City and County of Swansea offices, afternoon of 19th March 2015.
  • Planning Law and Policy update at Acuity Legal’s offices in Cardiff, 23rd April 2015. The event will be sponsored and delivered by Acuity Legal

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