Retail Impact Statements & EIS

Retail Impact Statements & EIS

Postby LittleLamb » Fri Apr 07, 2006 9:45 pm

Hi

Just wondering if anyone can tell me where I could find a list of contents for
1. Retail Impact Statements and
2. Environmental Impact Statements?????:confused:


Thanks in advance :)
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Re: Retail Impact Statements & EIS

Postby yorktown » Sat Apr 08, 2006 2:31 pm

The Retail Planning Guidelines are pretty good at illustrating how a RIS needs to be structured and formulated. However, the ways of doing an RIS are quite varied, you can have two approaches, one looks at available expenditure, the second looks at a market share approach, e.g. redistruibuting income around a catchment.

The Planning Regulations give the statutory list of matters that must be looked at in an EIS. The EPA also has good guidelines on what should be in them but the best way is to have a look at one in a Council Planning Office (although the quality varies)
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Re: Retail Impact Statements & EIS

Postby niallig » Sun Apr 09, 2006 2:19 pm

Local Development Plans should have a Retail Strategy Plans, failing that look to http://www.environ.ie
E.I.S/S.E.A contents can be downloaded via http://www.epa.ie, hope this helps
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Re: Retail Impact Statements & EIS

Postby PVC King » Tue Apr 11, 2006 5:27 pm

I think you are getting a little confused between retail strategy plans and a retail impact statements;

for the retail impact statement you would have to examine some larger planning applications where one was submitted as part of a wider application for a large store or retail park or shopping centre and try and modify it to dovetail with the relevant retail strategy. If it were me I would hire a consultant unless it is a very small scheme
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Re: Retail Impact Statements & EIS

Postby niallig » Tue Apr 11, 2006 6:08 pm

My mistake, meant to to say Retail Impact Assessment.
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Re: Retail Impact Statements & EIS

Postby LittleLamb » Thu Apr 20, 2006 8:59 pm

Thanks for your replies, much appreciated. Thought I would just post up my findings for future reference if anyone else is wondering about these things.

So in the assessment of Retail Impact there are generally 6 steps
  1. Identification of catchment/study area
  2. Estimate expenditure available in catchment area
  3. Estimate turnover of the existing centres within the catchment area which are likely to be affected by a new development
  4. Estimate the turnover of the new development
  5. Estimate quantum of consumer retail spending available in catchment which will be diverted from existing centres to the new retail development (normally highlights diversion of expenditure by zone in catchment area)
  6. Aggregation of zonal diversions from each centre to the new development to provide an estimate of trade diversion, this is then expressed as a proportion of the centre's turnover at the target year to provide a measure of impact

Then for EIS the structure is generally as follows;

Should include info for;
  1. Proposed development
  2. Existing environment
  3. Impacts of proposed development
  4. Measures to mitigate adverse impacts
  5. Non-technical summary
The existing environment & the impacts of the development should be explained by reference to the possible impact on
  1. Human beings
  2. Fauna & Flora
  3. Soil
  4. Water
  5. Air
  6. Climatic factors
  7. The landscape
  8. Material assets, including architecture, archaeology, heritage & cultural heritage
  9. Inter-relationship between the above factors


The impacts should address direct, indirect, secondary, cumulative, short/medium&long-term, permanent, temporary, positive& negative effects as well as impact interactions.


All pretty obvious but good to have in list form :p
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