The attached guidance document is a step by step guide to how to complete an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Screening and an Appropriate Assessment (AA) Screening report for NTA funded active travel projects.
This document includes what projects require EIA/ AA, the applicable legislation for each project type, the planning application route to take for projects and headings under legislation that must be included when completing the EIA and AA screening reports.
The guidance also covers common pitfalls such as project splitting, and the inclusion of mitigation measures within screening reports. Reference sheets and other step by step processes are also included for local authorities to help them when completing the screening reports. In addition, the Guidance also includes report templates for both the organisation carrying out the screening reports and for the local authorities for their project determination which must be displayed on the local authority website.
This guidance aims to standardise the environmental screening reports that are being submitted as part of planning applications.