Environment Agency – Updated 25th November 2021 Water Briefing ‘Environment Agency warns reduced funding is impacting its ability to deal with pollution incidents. The Environment Agency says that its attendance at pollution incidents is reducing as funding to deal with them has been reduced. The EA is warning that more serious pollution incidents are caused […]

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The National Trust has brought together some of England’s largest landowners and managers together to sign up to a range of commitments to help the government meet its net zero ambitions and reverse environmental damage. Among those who have signed up include the RSPB, the National Association for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Church Commissioners […]

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Consultation description – Commonly littered items ‘The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) wants to gather evidence around commonly littered single-use plastic items to help inform future policy decisions. We are interested in your views on single-use plastic items, especially: wet wipes, tobacco filters, sachets and single-use cups We are also asking for […]

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Executive summary Effective planning is essential for getting the right kind of sustainable growth in the right places. This includes avoiding development in flood risk areas and creating and maintaining places that are resilient to flooding. This report describes how flood risk information is used in strategic spatial plans and decision making, and the barriers […]

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