What is a Screening Opinion Request?

Before submitting a planning application, you can apply for a Screening Opinion Request to see if a development should be subject to an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). 

The aim of this is to identify projects that might have significant effects on the environment. A screening opinion helps developers get an idea of how likely an EIA will be needed before a formal application is submitted.

If a development is considered to require an EIA, you can get further advice by requesting a scoping opinion.

Email the Spatial Planning and Economy Unit for more information.

Screening criteria is set out in the Town and Country
Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (England and Wales) Regulations 2017.

Ware Household Waste Recycling Centre

Harpenden Secondary School

Westmill ATRF

Maple Lodge Sewage Treatment Works


Wheathampstead Golf Course

Rye Meads Sewage Treatment Works

Panshanger Quarry

Cutfield, Hatfield Quarry Screening Opinion Aug 2013

Coursers Farm Screening Opinion

Land at Pynesfield

Radlett Golf Centre

Birchall Farm

Smallford Pit