The volcanic island of St Helena rises from the South Atlantic Ocean some 1,200 miles from the coast of Africa. The development of an airport was considered. Following feasibility studies, DFID recruited LTS in association with Faber Maunsell to undertake an Environmental Impact Assessment of the proposals and to produce an Environmental Assessment Report. In addition, LTS also prepared an Environmental Management Plan and Public Consultation and Disclosure Plan in advance of the appointment of a Design, Build and Operate contractor. These documents informed the tendering process for the operator and provided a basis for the design, construction and operation of the airport in manner that ensures that the highest possible standards of environmental management are met.