We are now carrying out extensive surveys to ensure that all environmental and technical matters are appropriately considered in the site design and layout. As part of the development process we must undertake an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) to assess the effects of the development on the natural, physical and human environment. The EIA Report will cover topics including landscape and visual amenity; traffic and highways; noise; ornithology and ecology; socio economics; forestry and archaeology and cultural heritage. Consultation with statutory and non-statutory authorities and with the public are a key part of the process.