|M.Sc Student||Retter Ayala|
|Subject||Development and Application of An Evaluation Process of Imp.|
|Department||Department of Architecture and Town Planning||Supervisor||Professor Shaul Amir|
The paper deals with the development of a method that enables the identification, analysis and evaluation of potential impacts on the coastal environment as a result of a development plan for a marina and the accompanying activity. This method will become part of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in Israel. The proposed method will help identify and describe impacts on the basis of analysis of relationships between cause-effect and in the evaluation of their extent and importance. It will also test plan’s implication by the decision makers in the development and approval of coastal land use plans. The development of this process will allow evaluation of the environmental impacts in a way which will contribute to the decision making process with regard to the physical planning and promised balanced relations to the problems of physical development and conservation of the coastal resources.
The marina plan will lower the environmental quality the on the coast. The most important influences will be on the shoreline and shallow water. Building of a water-breaker and drying up the land may cause destruction of coastal infrastructure, change of the shoreline, removal or sinking of sand and change in the water stream. This will also cause harm to the sea and land habitat of vegetation and living creatures as well as to the landscape of a unique area where the hills meet the sea.