Government proposals to place the environment at the heart of new development have been unveiled by Environment Secretary Michael Gove. In plans published today (2 December 2018) for consultation, developers could be required to deliver a ‘biodiversity net gain’ when building new housing or commercial development – meaning habitats for wildlife must be enhanced and left in […]

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Environment Bill delayed until 2019 The Secretary of State for the Environment, Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, admitted to a parliamentary committee that the only part of the Environment Bill that will be published this year will be the part concerning environmental principles and governance post Brexit, which government is legally obliged to publish by the end […]

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Three articles & reports Michael Gove launches new Met office Projections   Gove’s speech – a detailed statement US Climate change report highlights massive costs not least to inland and coastal flooding Committee on Climate Change Animation 1. The Environment Secretary, Michael Gove at the Science Museum in London, in which he launched new data giving the […]

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Watch the EFRA Committee video   He who pays the piper …. Unearthed – Greenpeace ‘The frank interview by Natural England’s outgoing chair comes as the government considers proposals for a new post-Brexit environmental regulator England’s conservation advisor is no longer independent from government, its outgoing chair told MPs on Wednesday. The admission comes as Theresa […]

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