From the Sustainable Development Evaluation of Road Infrastructure Programmes and Projects
Community Effects: Key Conclusions & Recommendations
- The main problem with the EIS “community effects” section is that its conclusions are – on the whole – subjective and speculative. Much of the research presented on community effects appears to be based upon opinion and not science. Even the methodology outlined by the “Environmental Assessment Advice Note from the UK Department of Transport Publication Design Manual for Roads and Bridges Volume 11” is inadequately followed.
- More scientifically-based research on likely “community effects” should be conducted. Data and conclusions on the community