Judge calls for a ‘science based approach’ from Defra and highlights weakness of process  (continue) PestSmart – Welsh Water Project to prevent pesticide pollution rolled out across Wales (continue) Farmers Weekly: The ban on metaldehyde slug pellets is being overturned after the High Court in London agreed with a challenge on the legality of the […]

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Defra ‘This document constitutes the summary of responses received to our January 2019 consultation, ‘Improving our management of water in the environment’, the Government’s responses to the points respondents raised and our decisions on the proposals. This is a big report and questions and Government responses cover these areas: Water Resources Management Plans (questions 2 […]

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23 July 2019: We have now published the summary of responses and government response. At Spring Statement this year, government announced it would mandate net gains for biodiversity in the Environment Bill. The government response sets out how we will work to bring this into force. 25 April 2019: We received 470 responses to this […]

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