RPS has significant experience in the AA process and preparation of Habitats Directive Article 6 Reports and Natura Impact Statements (NIS).
Appropriate Assessment is a focused and detailed assessment of the implications of a plan or project, alone or in combination with other plans and projects, on the integrity of Natura 2000 sites in view of their conservation objectives.
Our expertise allows us to undertake AA in a comprehensive, scientific, professional and objective manner from assessment of site-specific projects to assessment of national plans, programmes and strategies. We also provide training in the AA process. Our expertise and efficient delivery in this area has ensured repeat business in both the public and private sectors.
RPS possesses the requisite ecological expertise and experience, supplemented as necessary by expertise in additional areas including:
Strategic Environmental Assessment
Environmental Impact Assessment
Hydrological & morphological assessment
River & estuarine modelling
Coastal process modelling
Water quality modelling
Translocation of habitats and species
Geographical Information Systems
Landscape & visual assessment
Air Quality assessment
Waste & environmental management
Civil & structural engineering