Richard Newell Associates

Environmental Impact Assessment

EIA Consultancy

Richard Newell Associates specialise in advice on the design and implementation of cost-effective environmental resource surveys required for the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process. We are also able to provide Expert Testimony in the Public Inquiry process associated with major infrastructure projects.

Environmental Impact Assessment

The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process is a regulatory requirement for all projects that are likely to have a significant impact on the environment on land and at sea.

It involves an assessment of 1) the environmental resources that may be affected by the project and 2) the impact that a proposed project may have on them. It also makes proposals on how, where there is unavoidable impact, the impact may be mitigated or compensated.

Estuarine and near-shore marine environments

Estuarine and near-shore marine environments support natural resources of considerable economic and conservation significance, as well as historic and archaeological assets that require protection. Estuarine habitats often support migratory wildfowl populations of national and international significance that exploit rich the invertebrate food resources that characterise inter-tidal mudflats.

Richard Newell Associates can guide and advise you through the required Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process.

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Latest news

Falmouth Port Development

Richard is currently Chairman of an Independent Science Advisory Panel appointed by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) to advise on issues related to experimental relocation of maerl habitat to offset the potential impacts of dredging of the approach channel to Falmouth Port.

Marine Renewable Energy Knowledge Exchange Programme

Richard has recently completed an appointment as external reviewer of proposals submitted to the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Marine Renewable Energy Knowledge Exchange Programme.

Publication of Latest Book on Aggregate Dredging (See Publications page)

This book summarises current industry practice and the results of research commissioned through the Marine Aggregate Levy Sustainability Fund (MALSF) and other sources.

Newell,R.C. & Woodcock, T.A. (eds). 2013. Aggregate Dredging and the Marine Environment: An Overview of recent research and current industry practice. The Crown Estate, 165 pp. ISBN: 978-1-906410-41-4.

Major Marine Phosphate Dredging Project off the Pacific Coast of Mexico

Richard was appointed as Chief Scientist in 2013 by Odyssey Marine Exploration Inc and Exploraciones Oceanicas to advise on the environmental impact assessment of a major marine phosphate sands dredging project off the west coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico.