Stage 2: Innovation and Assessment Requirements
Step 2.3.2 - Site identification
Site visits and assessments should be made in order to investigate the suitability of alternative locations. If possible, all parties involved in the scheme should visit the test sites and provide comment.
Sites must also meet any requirements for Health and Safety. Environmental impact analysis may be required to analyse all factors affecting the environment. If needed, a plan should be developed to mitigate the impact. Risk assessment would be carried out to determine the extent of the risks at the sites and how to mitigate them.
A site selection report would be produced to summarise how the pilot site is selected and the possible associated risks. The ATM Site Selection Report can be used as an example[HA/TRL, 2001].