What an Environmental Impact Assessment is

Environmental Impact Assessment Screening and Scoping Opinions are issued by the council under the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017 (as amended).

A Screening Opinion states whether the council (or, if applicable, Secretary of State) considers that an Environmental Statement should be submitted for a future or current development proposal.

A Scoping Opinion states the extent of issues to be considered in the statement.

Where to access copies of Environmental Impact Assessments

After a screening or scoping opinion has been adopted it must be held on the public register for a period of 2 years.

You can find copies of screening and scoping opinions given from 2019 prior to the submission of a planning application in the table below.

To view a copy of opinions given before 2019, send an email to planning.applications@brighton-hove.gov.uk.

Search our register for planning applications that have been submitted.

Site name

Screening Opinion Documents (proposal description included within the request)

EIA required by the council

Scoping report/Scoping opinion documents

Planning application reference

The Brighton Marina Outer Harbour Development Not requested Yes Scoping Opinion BH2006/01124
1st Central County Cricket Ground

Screening opinion

No Not requested BH2019/02948
Black Rock Site Enabling and Public Realm Works Project Madeira Drive Brighton Screening report Undecided Not requested BH2020/00442

Partial redevelopment to the rear of Hilton Metropole Hotel at Cannon Place 

Screening opinion No Screening opinion

BH2020/01951

Brighton Gas Works, Marina Way, Brighton Scoping report Yes Scoping opinion To be submitted