EIA Co-ordination and Specialist Environmental Assessment Services
Delta-Simons Environmental Consultants Ltd were appointed to co-ordinate the delivery of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Scoping Report and Environmental Statement, including Non-technical Summary, for six poultry farms across Lincolnshire.
Stonegate Farmers Ltd are a privately-owned business responsible for the operation of multiple poultry (chicken) farms, for egg-laying and chicken-rearing, across Lincolnshire. Stonegate were seeking to expand operations by improving facilities and increasing capacity at their sites. Due to the number of birds at each site, the development was a Schedule 1 EIA development under The Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017. Therefore, it was a legally mandatory requirement for each of the planning applications to be accompanied by an Environmental Statement.
The purpose of the EIA and resultant Environmental Statement was to identify and assess: the likely significant effects on the environment resulting from the construction, operation and decommissioning of the Scheme; recommend appropriate mitigation measures to reduce the identified effects; and ensure that any possible environmental implications caused from the development were considered in the design and planning application decision-making process.
Scope of Works
▲ Management of technical team including sub-consultants.
▲ EIA Scoping, project management and technical review.
▲ Technical Planning and design layout advice.
Each Environmental Statement discussed the impacts associated with the below topics:
▲ Water resources.
▲ Air quality and odour.
▲ Greenhouse gas emissions.
▲ Ground conditions.
▲ Cultural Heritage.
▲ Landscape and visual amenity.
▲ Noise, traffic and transport.
▲ Health impacts, focused on pest control measures.
Delta-Simons also worked with the Architect to review the proposed design and incorporate embedded environmental mitigation, then supported responses to questions arising during the planning application consultation.
Outcomes / Client Benefit
▲ Secured planning consent for all sites within the 16-week timeframe for EIA development.
▲ Resulted in very limited planning conditions for client to discharge.
▲ Delivered technical assessments to the standard required for Environmental Permitting.