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Environmental Impacts and Planning

Our Environmental Impacts and Planning team specializes in gaining approvals, permitting, licensing and planning support. The team works with organizations that are focused on investing, developing or expanding existing assets and on pursuing ongoing maintenance of their operations or the closure of their facilities.


Complete planning and permitting services

Drawing on expertise across a range of environmental, social, economic and technical disciplines, our breadth of expertise at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff is exceptional. We can provide fully integrated planning solutions or specific studies to address an industry sector or region. We can also blend the appropriate components together to ensure client needs and plans are processed with speed, efficiency, and at the best value.

Our planning and permitting capabilities comprise:

  • Baseline & technical studies / permitting assessment and ongoing monitoring support
  • BAT Reviews and technology selection
  • Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) project management and coordination
  • Health Impact Assessments (HIA) / Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEA) / Sustainability Appraisals (SA), and Social and Socio-economic Assessments
  • Construction, operational, enhancement, restoration and mitigation services
  • Public consultations and stakeholder engagement
  • Public inquiry and litigation support

Global standards and local depth

Whether supporting real estate, infrastructure, mining, or oil and gas projects, we combine experience with global standards such as the Equator Principles, a financial benchmark for determining, assessing and managing environmental and social risk in projects, and the International Finance Corporation’s Performance Standards on Environmental and Social Sustainability, with a thorough understanding of local regulatory systems and cultural sensitivities. 

Get in touch with our Environmental Impacts and Planning team

Need environmental permitting for mining operations or a major redevelopment project? Contact us to see how we can help you achieve your goals and gain a competitive advantage.