An Opportunity for Developers?
There is currently no guidance on what should be included in EIAs to comply with the new health criterion. As a result, it will be up to local authorities to develop the standard practice. These practices may differ between authorities. Consequently, it will be important for developers to discuss with their professional advisors the practices and priorities of the relevant local authority. There may be an opportunity here. EIAs, used strategically, might be tailored to the priorities of the local authority in order to reassure stakeholders that those priorities have been properly considered and addressed.
 Greater London Authority, Health Issues in Planning, Best Practice Guidance, 2007.
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