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UKELA London Meeting - The New EIA Regulations 2017: Adapting to the Changes

Monday 25 September 2017 Herbert Smith Freehills, Exchange House, Primrose St, London EC2A 2EG
6pm (5.30pm registration) - 7.30pm
1.5 CPD points
Organised by London meeting team

Please join us for this early evening session on EIA.

On 16th May 2017 the EIA Regulations 2017 came into force, transposing the 2014 amended EIA Directive into UK law. The regulations bring a number of important changes to the EIA regime which our three speakers and chair are uniquely well placed to explain and elucidate.


Josh Fothergill - Founder and Director Fothergill Training & Consulting Ltd

Josh is an expert in UK EIA practice, having co-authored 10+ key EIA / topic practice guides produced over the last decade, covering EIA co-ordination, shaping design, climate change, health, etc. He designed the UK’s EIA Quality Registration scheme, which launched in 2011 and acted as its Chief Examiner for the first three years of operation.

Josh led IEMA’s policy work into all things impact assessment between 2008 and 2017, and continues to play a key advisory role advising on IA for the professional body. He led UK EIA practice inputs into discussions with the European Commission on amending the EIA Directive between 2009-2012, presenting at the Commission’s 25 and 30 year EIA Directive conferences in Belgium and Luxembourg. More recently, he produced IEMA’s consultation responses to all seven of the UK government transposition consultations and authored the UK’s Proportionate EIA Strategy (July 2017).

Josh is now Director at Fothergill Training & Consulting providing services across impact assessment, circular economy and sustainability strategy / capacity building, with clients in both the UK and international impact assessment sectors.

Rufus Howard, Director of Sustainable Development at Royal HaskoningDHV, Chair of the IEMA Impact Assessment Steering Group

Rufus specialises in the impact assessment of complex assets and contentious infrastructure projects. Rufus is project director, negotiator, and expert advisor on project initiation, feasibility and development and has practical experience of a range of major energy and infrastructure projects. Rufus is a Fellow and Chairman of the Impact Assessment Network of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA), and is a Chartered Environmentalist with a Masters in Environmental Law. A registered Principal EIA Practitioner and trained Project Manager, Rufus provides strategic advice to major international businesses, financial institutions and governmental departments on environmental and social risk management. Rufus is currently advising the World Bank on the implementation of their new global Environmental and Social Standards and leading a project sponsored by The Crown Estate on developing a UK wide Industry Evidence Programme for Offshore Wind.

Harriet Peacock – EIA Officer, London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Harriet is currently employed by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets (LBTH) as their sole EIA Officer. Harriet is responsible for all stages of the EIA process, ensuring that the Council meets Its statutory requirements. Harriet has over eight years’ experience within the EIA sector – having managed both the collation of numerous EIAs for a multi-disciplinary consultancy, as well as the review of EIA applications for a local planning authority.

The Meeting will be chaired by Stephen Tromans QC (who has been involved in numerous of the key EIA cases and whose numerous publications include Environmental Impact Assessment: Law and Practice)


  • £20 UKELA members
  • £30 Non-members
  • Students and Unwaged members – limited free places
All places must be booked and your booking is not confirmed until payment has been received.

How to Pay

  • Cheque made payable to UKELA and sent to Emma Sones at the address above (DX 28 London).
  • BACS direct into the UKELA bank account 23192562, sort code 160015 – please add your name and let Emma know you have paid this way

How to Book

Email Emma Sones at Herbert Smith Freehills: Emma.Sones@hsf.com


Herbert Smith Freehills, Exchange House, Primrose St, London EC2A 2EG

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