ROAD DEVELOPMENTS IN THE UK: AN ANALYSIS OF ECOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT IN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS PRODUCED BETWEEN 1993 AND 1997

Recent legislation has mandated environmental impact assessment (EIA) for certain proposed road development in the U.K. Earlier research has explored the extent to which the EIA directives have been met with respect to ecological issues. This paper describes the results of a further review of 40 environmental impact statements produced between 1993-97, and also examines recent changes in the political context for EIA of proposed road development, including developments in U.K. transport and biodiversity policy. Results of the review suggest that the ecological assessment of proposed road development has improved somewhat, but also highlight the persistence of shortcomings identified in earlier reviews. The reasons for the ongoing failure to address these issues are explored, and key findings are presented and discussed.

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  • Authors:
    • Byron, H J
    • Treweek, J R
    • Sheate, W R
    • Thompson, S
  • Publication Date: 2000-1

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00798711
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 12 2000 12:00AM