Auditing the Assessment of the Environmental Impacts of Planning Projects

  title={Auditing the Assessment of the Environmental Impacts of Planning Projects},
  author={Christopher Wood and Ben Dipper and Carys Jones},
  journal={Journal of Environmental Planning and Management},
  pages={23 - 47}
This paper presents the results from a post-auditing study-a comparison of the predictions of environmental impacts of projects made in environmental statements prior to developmentwith those that actually occurred upon or after development. The purpose of post-auditing is to provide an analysis of prediction performance in environmental impact assessment and thus to improve future practice by learning from experience. By means of a combination of site visits, interviews and document scrutiny… 

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