The Integrated Impact Assessment (IIA) of NDA’s Strategy builds on the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) conducted for NDA’s previous Strategy.
The final IIA Report is published alongside the NDA’s final strategy. Feedback received during NDA Strategy consultation was considered for the strategic topics covered by the IIA.
The Post Adoption Statement highlights how any recommendations of the IIA and issues identified in the consultation have been considered.
In total, 67 representations were received during the consultation on the draft Strategy none of which related directly to the IIA. Many of the comments on the Strategy were general in nature, and were framed as responses to questions contained in the draft Strategy document. Although the comments covered various aspects of the Strategy’s content, there was a particular focus on site end states, spent fuel reprocessing, waste transport and geological disposal.
The NDA has responded to these comments in a consultation report.
We will use the methodology of the assessment to inform future selection of strategic options by incorporating it into our Value Framework. The individual environmental, socio-economic and health topics considered in the IIA assist in assessing strategic options, and identifying potential impacts associated with activities across the NDA estate.
The IIA was produced in accordance with the SEA Directive (2001/42/EC) and transposing UK regulations (Statutory Instrument 1633, 2004). It comprises a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), Health Impact Assessment (HIA) and Socio-economic Impact Assessment (SeIA). Each assessment was completed by relevant specialists, with ongoing dialogue to ensure consistency and effective information sharing across them. The results of the environmental and socio-economic assessments were used to inform the HIA.