Soil Surveys, Environmental Assessment & Land Management

Environmental Impact Assessment

We have extensive experience in assessing the environmental impact of all types of development or infrastructure project on soil functions, best and most versatile agricultural land and farm businesses, often working closely with the co-located practice of FPCR Environment and Design. The assessment process includes undertaking baseline studies, consulting with statutory authorities, assessing the potential construction and post-construction impacts on specific receptors, and detailing mitigation measures to minimise the residual impacts.

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Examples of Environmental impact assessments we've worked on over recent years include:

  • Highways England M1 motorway improvement scheme
  • Sustainable urban extensions to towns and cities across England and Wales
  • Rail freight terminals and logistics parks in central and northern England
  • Sand, gravel and hard rock quarries throughout England and Wales
  • Proposed wind farm sites in the northern Pennines


An in-house matrix is used to assess the magnitude of impacts on typical receptors but LRA is currently contributing to an initiative, supported by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment and the Institute of Professional Soil Scientists, to agree a nationally-accepted matrix.

What is the purpose of an Environmental Impact Assessment?

For further information on how we can help with environmental assessments, contact us on +44 (0)1509 670570 or email