Environmental impact assessment of the Waksmund–Ostrowsko–Łopuszna bypass construction, with particular reference to the results of public consultation process
Grażyna Gawrońska , Krzysztof Gawroński , Karol Król , Sebastian Ciesielka
AbstractThe subject of this publication concerns the assessment of the environmental impact of the construction of the bypass road in Waksmund, Ostrowsko and Łopuszna, in the municipality of Nowy Targ. In addition, the article presents the results of the evaluation of public consultation in the procedure for assessing the environmental impact of the discussed project. In order to assess the impact of the planned investment on the environment, the report on the environmental impact of the project and selected legal acts were analysed. It was demonstrated that the report on the environmental impact of the project entitled: “Construction of the Waksmund–Ostrowsko–Łopuszna bypass along regional road No. 969” was implemented correctly. The proposed solutions contained in the report on the environmental impact of the project will eliminate the negative impact of the planned bypass road on the environment, and they will also increase the attractiveness of the pertinent areas from the point of view of residents and prospective investors. The technical solutions adopted along the new road, including roundabouts, will serve to calm the traffic, and improve the safety of drivers and pedestrians. In order to obtain reliable information about public consultation meetings, an evaluation survey was developed. The survey was conducted in May 2019, and 43 respondents took part in it. The survey results have shown that the public consultation was not properly prepared, which was reflected in the respondents’ opinion. The main reason for the negative reviews was the lack of publicly available information about the consultation. In addition, the low attendance at consultation meetings was noted as a significant problem.
|Journal series||Geomatics, Landmanagement and Landscape, ISSN 2300-1496, (N/A 20 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.85|
|Keywords in English||impact assessment, the public consultation, bypass road, environmental approval|
|License||Journal (articles only); author's original; ; after publication|
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