25 years of the UK EIA System: Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats

Jha Thakur, UJ ORCID: 0000-0001-6767-1210 and Fischer, T ORCID: 0000-0003-1436-1221
(2016) 25 years of the UK EIA System: Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 61. pp. 19-26.

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This paper offers a review of the UK EIA system, providing insights into its evolution and reflecting on perceptions of effectiveness of the EIA system. The work adopts a similar approach used by Glasson in 1999, where he provided a review of the first 10 years of EIA in the UK, complimented by a SWOT analysis. In conducting the SWOT analysis, the authors make use of (1) a UK EIA survey which was conducted in 2011; (2) an interactive session organised at a 2013 workshop at the University of Liverpool on 25 years of the EU EIA Directive; and (3) a systematic literature review of publications since 1999. The results indicate that the internal factors (i.e. strengths and weaknesses) of the EIA system have not actually changed much in the last 15 years. Changes are more apparent for the external factors, especially with regards to opportunities. However, EIA may be suffering from a mid-life crisis at this point and a lot may be owing to perceptions towards EIA which may be influenced and inversely related to the length of experience in EIA. This opens up avenues for further research in the area.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 25 years, EIA, UK, SWOT, Perception
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2016 10:19
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2023 07:33
DOI: 10.1016/j.eiar.2016.06.005
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3002336