A comprehensive Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of the proposed development will be carried out having regard to relevant legislation and guidance documents. An Environmental Impact Assessment Report will accompany our planning application. We will also produce a Natura Impact Statement (NIS), both of which will be used to inform the EIA. This EIA will also be informed by a range of specialist environmental studies and assessments.
The Report will analyse whether the proposed development, construction, operation, maintenance and decommissioning of the proposal are likely to have any impact on the receiving environment. The NIS will review whether the proposed development is likely to have any impact on the integrity of any European environmentally designated site.
The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Scoping Report for the NISA project (covering both the offshore and onshore elements) has been published and circulated to relevant and required consultees for consideration. The Scoping Report describes the key infrastructure of the proposed development, the baseline conditions and sensitivities of the receiving environment and assessment methodologies to be applied in the EIA. In addition, the Scoping Report outlines the proposed structure of the EIA Report.
The Scoping Report is intended to facilitate stakeholder engagement, with feedback sought from consultees to further inform the content and scope of the EIAR.
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