EIA is increasingly seen as just another process to be navigated to obtain development consent with little value to the wider project. We take a very different view – EIA is not only a fundamental driver for high quality design, it can help deliver tangible benefits to the environment and communities. From the more focused Biodiversity Net Gain to wider Environmental Net Gain, EIA can help facilitate developments that are more in harmony with the surrounding environment.
From feasibility through to outline design we work with clients to understand their goals and objectives for each project. To deliver real environmental net gain, we can identify complementary environmental objectives that will help to inform the project design and also guide the EIA so that instead of only focusing on mitigating adverse impacts, it identifies opportunities for positive change.
Our EIA coordinators lead bespoke teams comprising a mix of in-house environmental specialists and experts from our growing network of trusted specialists. We work to understand the interrelationships between environmental topics and impacts to guide and inform designs that embed effective mitigation and deliver tangible environmental benefits.
At Thomson we also embrace technology and innovation. We are developing digital techniques and applications to deliver more effective, efficient and outcome-focused EIA.