DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT: ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS IN ROAD PLANNING AND DESIGN

This report conveys the findings of the investigations of the National Audit Office (NAO) into (1) the extent to which the United Kingdom's Department of Transport (DOT) follows good practice in assessing environmental impacts, to provide a sound basis, in conjunction with traffic and economic assessments, for timely decisions on road planning and design; (2) the measures taken to mitigate adverse environmental impacts, and (3) arrangements for consulting the public and taking their views into account. The NAO concluded from its examination of 12 environmental statements that these complied with the European Directive, were well presented, consistent in their approach and described the proposed development and its setting well. The main areas suggested for improvement were: identification of key impacts, more explicit asssessment of the importance of different environmental impacts, fuller descriptions of measures to mitigate environmental damage, and more specific consideration of the wastes generated during construction.

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    Her Majesty Stationary Office

    49 High Holborn
    London WC1V 6HB,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1994-5-18

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00667986
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-10-238994-2
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 2 1994 12:00AM