5 Overview of Environmental Assessment

1. The exception to this structure is Chapter 18 (Policies and Plans) which differs slightly as it considers policy compliance/conflict and as such is not impact assessment.

2. Impacts may start during construction (e.g. land take) but if they persist during operation they are considered operational impacts.


7 Geology, Contaminated Land and Groundwater

1. a watercourse in which water may move downwards through the stream bed to an underlying aquifer.