Defra, the Northern Ireland executive, the Scottish government and the Welsh government are seeking views on the UK’s proposed programme of measures to maintain or achieve Good Environmental Status (GES) in their seas by 2020. The consultation covers programme of measures proposals for each of the 11 Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) descriptors. These relate […]

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This composite article reflects a very busy period in the fracking debate. Updates include the Scottish vote for a moratorium and the Lancashire County Council decision to delay a development decision with the EAC report being published, including ex Tory Environment Ministers supporting a ban, a vote in the commons on the Infrastructure Bill, and a decision awaited […]

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UK Gvt: ‘The proposed bill would improve how we fund, plan, manage and maintain our national infrastructure. The Infrastructure Bill would provide a £3.9 billion boost to the economy over the next 10 years by: improving the funding and management of our major roads streamlining the planning process for major projects protecting our infrastructure from […]

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Defra: ‘A consultation to prepare for the demersal discard ban in January 2016 has now launched. Ensuring our fishermen can financially benefit from the second phase of the discard ban, which will end the wasteful practice that sees good fish thrown overboard, is the subject of a consultation launched today by Fisheries Minister George Eustice. […]

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