REC Staff from the Stansted and Manchester offices recently delivered a Continual Professional Development (CPD) seminar to leading planning consultants, Bell Cornwell, on the importance of environmental assessment in the land development process. The lunchtime presentation, provided at Bell Cornwell’s head office in Hook, Hampshire, provided an initial overview of the potential environmental issues that may need to be considered before expanding on specific aspects of air quality, noise and contaminated land.
The seminar was well received by the attendees, with feedback indicating they had all gained greater appreciation for environmental assessment at the planning stage. There are now plans to provide the presentation to other planning consultancies to increase awareness of potential site constraints and the kind of environmental assessment work required in support of planning applications.
If you would like REC to provide a presentation on environmental assessment work required in support of planning applications, please contact us here.