Lugar Recycling Facility Environmental Impact Assessment

We were asked to work with East Ayrshire Council in Lugar, Scotland, looking at the potential of a recycling facility.


We were tasked with providing a household waste recycling centre (HWRC) and a bulking facility. The aim was to enable the storage of paper cardboard, glass, plastics, metal cans and compostable food waste prior to recycling. A redundant business park was then proposed to be reused for the site.


To achieve this, we:

  • Compiled an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) scoping report in addition to the Environmental Statement (ES) and Non-Technical Summary (NTS)
  • Prepared planning application (including design and access statement)
  • Managed and procured specialist services.


The planning approval process ran smoothly to programme. The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) plays an important role in informing the planning and design of a development project, so that potential adverse effects are addressed early on.

Want to know more?

Further to the above we can undertake the following to help with your projects:

  • Screening submissions
  • Scoping reports
  • Environmental statement writing and coordinating
  • Liaison with regulators
  • EIA training
  • Expert witness work
  • Environmental statement reviews.

Our EIA specialists can help you coordinate the different specialists undertaking the assessments ensuring this fits in with the projects planning and design.

Contact David Bassett, Director, for more information on this specific project. You can also contact Mark Cope, our senior/principal EIA Consultant, for more information on EIA Development.

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