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Socio Economic Impact Assessment

Social Impacts of a Development:

- Increased population

- Increased demand on accommodation

- Higher usage of local services

- Other knock on effects such as impacts on demographics & crime rates.

Economic Impacts of a Development:

- Change in form of employment for population

- Higher turnover for local businesses


Socio Economic impacts are one of the more difficult components of EIA to quantify. Baseline data can be sourced from government sources, as this provides break downs of details such as housing etc.

An influx of workers to the area can affect temporary accommodation types such as caravan parks, hotels and B&Bs. It should be assessed whether the accommodation can withstand such an influx.