Environmental Geology in Land Use Planning

Environmental geology may be defined as the interaction between people and their physical environment. As such, it is of direct relevance to many aspects of land use planning. The Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR) plays a major role in promoting awareness of environmental geology issues as part of its Minerals, Land Instability and Waste Planning Research Programme. Between 1994 and 1998, the Department commissioned four research programmes to demonstrate the importance of environmental geology in a range of different planning situations. This guide is one of several reports arising from the programme. It is a comprehensive survey of the earth science data available and an indication is given about its relevance to regional, local and site specific use.

Landuse planning

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Environmental Geology in Land Use Planning: A guide to sources of earth science information for planning and development.
R A Ellison and A Smith
British Geological Survey Technical Report WA/97/85
Price £10 ISBN 0-85-272311-3

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