EFRA committee: MPs are concerned that the hollowing out of Defra has left the core Department less effective in persuading decision-makers in other government departments and Brussels to follow its agenda. Firm Ministerial leadership and sufficient in-house expertise is needed at the heart of Defra to ensure it can deliver its priorities effectively. Report: Work […]

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Quantifying the benefits of flood risk management actions and advice Quantifying the benefits of flood risk management actions and advice: report The Environment Agency aims to deliver Flood and Coastal Risk Management (FCRM) as efficiently as possible. Large capital flood defence schemes are not always financially viable, appropriate or a sustainable solution to manage flood […]

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UK Government to create world’s largest marine reserve around the Pitcairn Islands Update: Peter Jones Blog at http://www.openchannels.org/blog/pjsjones/pitcairn-marine-reserve-only-announcement-intention-designate-could-be-breakthrough discussing challenges raised by Pitcairn announcement may be of interest to you and readers Marine Conservation Society   Leading conservation groups, scientists and residents of Pitcairn Island today congratulate the UK Government on its decision to create the […]

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The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is involved in different nationally significant infrastructure projects (NSIPs) in the English inshore and offshore, and Welsh offshore areas under the Planning Act 2008. The Planning Inspectorate (PINS) examine these applications and provide recommendations to the Secretary of State. MMO acts as a: statutory consultee during the pre-application stage interested […]

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