chapter  4
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The proposed development, design and mitigation

Information about the proposed development needs to be assembled, considered in relation to its relevance for assessment purposes, kept under review during the planning and design stages of a project, updated where appropriate and then ‘fixed’ to enable the assessment of effects to be finalised. This information is needed for LVIA as well as for other topics within an EIA. It should include, as a minimum:

 a description of the project that is sufficiently detailed for assessment purposes;  information about alternatives that have been considered, where relevant;  information concerning relevant stages in the project’s life cycle including, as appro-

priate, construction, operation, decommissioning and restoration/reinstatement stages.