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Impact Assessment

Ramboll Environ is a leader in impact assessment and planning. We apply an enviable blend of global experience and technical rigor to deliver accurate and effective results that meet the highest national and international standards.


Our experience spans a diverse range of sectors, such as commercial and residential development, oil and gas, power, transport, infrastructure, mining and waste.

Our in-house multidisciplinary team of professionals – including leading UK and international environmental, social and health impact assessment and planning practitioners – allows us to provide scientific technical services and commercially driven project management support.

In the UK, Ramboll Environ has a proven track record in delivering robust Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) and preparing Environmental Statements to secure development consent with minimal post submission clarification requests, attesting to the thoroughness and quality of our work. We have extensive experience supporting on detailed, outline, hybrid and reserved matters applications, and amendments to applications including Section 96a and Section 73 applications.

On international projects, we combine our experience of global standards, such as the Equator Principles, International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standards, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Performance Requirements and other International Financial Institution (IFI) requirements such as the OECD Common Approaches, with a thorough understanding of local regulatory requirements. Whether working on behalf of international financial institutions or project developers, we help define and manage reputational risks, and identify and manage environmental and social challenges.

Our services

Route and site constraint mapping and selection studies
Environmental, social and health impact assessments (EIA, ESIA, ESHIA)
Bespoke technical assessments, reporting and advice notes to support planning applications
Environmental, social and health management systems and plans
Reviews of Equator Principles, IFC Performance Standards and EBRD Performance Requirements on behalf of Lenders
Public consultation and stakeholder engagement
Discharge of planning conditions
Monitoring and management of environmental, social and health aspects during construction and operation Expert witness and evidence support for planning inquiries, hearings and judicial reviews

Technical areas of expertise

Air quality and odour impact prediction, assessment, monitoring and control
Contamination risk assessment, site investigations and remediation design
Ecological studies, Phase I habitat surveys, specialist surveys, nature conservation assessment and biodiversity management plans
Health impact assessments
Noise and vibration assessments and monitoring
Landscape, townscape and visual amenity assessment
Waste assessment and management plans
Water quality studies, flood risk assessment and sustainable water use
Social impact assessment
Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)
Sustainability Appraisals

Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment

ENVIRON was a founding member of the Institute of Environmental Assessment (now the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment – IEMA) in 1999. Following on from this, Ramboll Environ is a Registered EIA Practice, conferred by biennial independent review of our EIA work against best practice between 1993 and April 2011 when IEMA launched its EIA Quality Mark scheme. All of our EIA activities are independently reviewed by IEMA and as an EIA Quality Mark registrant we have an on-going commitment to excellence in delivering and promoting best practice.

For more information, please contact:

T+44 20 7808 1420