IEMA Consultation: Environmental Outcome Reports & EnvCoWs

As part of our ongoing partnership with IEMA, AECoW was invited to participate in it’s consultation on Environmental Outcome Reports through our joint Post Consent Environmental Performance Working Group. Summary key information is below and further information is on IEMA’s website here. The full final response from the Working Group is located here. – Q12: HOW

RSPB – Stakeholder Engagement Update

We were delighted to meet the RSPB again on the 26th May. We discussed several items of mutual interest, including: – Parliamentary Questions– Planning conditions for EnvCoWs– Construction  / temporary assessments of EIAs & RSPBs responses to them – Drafting Industry Guiding Principles for EnvCoWs– Environmental Outcome Reports– Potential areas of research that both AECoW & RSPB

Cross Parliamentary Group on Construction

On 4th October 2022, one of our Management Committee represented AECOW at the Cross Party Group on Construction in the Scottish Parliament.  There was an interesting presentation on Scottish Government standards for net zero in public buildings, using the Fife College Learning Campus as a case study.  Of more relevance to our members was the

Stakeholder Consultation Update: Planning Inspectorate (PINS) & Oxford Brookes University

As part of delivering our Action Plan, Defining & Promoting the Role of an EnvCoW, we met with Oxford Brookes Uni and the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) on 31st May to discuss potential research opportunities and joint guidance. A few key post-grad research topics that we highlighted included: The Role of an EnvCoW Auditing models /

IEMA & AECoW Consultation Update

AECoW met with IEMA on 28th January 2022 to discuss collaboration, and partnership, under our new Strategy cycle for 2022 – 25. This was in relation to delivering objectives for two of our Action Plans: ‘Defining and Promoting the Role of an EnCoW’‘Developing Quality & Training in the EnCoW Role’. We discussed mutual areas of

Scottish Cross-Parliamentary Group on Construction

We were delighted to attend the first Scottish Cross-Parliamentary Group on Construction in September. In line with our Strategy aims and objectives, we raised our key priorities, such as promoting the role of an EnCoW, and the value it can bring to construction projects. We also raised, and discussed, potential regulatory reform for environmental commitments