Budget: Planning reforms get behind growth
The chancellor pledged to provide the UK with modern infrastructure by introducing new growth-friendly planning rules“You can’t earn your future if you can’t get planning permission,” George Osborne told the House of Commons. He claimed that global businesses had diverted investments that could have created hundreds
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David Burrows delves into some of the issues with lifecycle assessment – and how brands are misusing results
In May 2022, the UK government published the Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill, building on the white paper Levelling Up the United Kingdom. Its scope is broad, but the proposals to reform environmental impact assessment (EIA) and strategic environmental assessment (SEA) will be of interest to IEMA members.
In March, Defra launched the consultation on its Nature Recovery Green Paper, which set out pro-posals to deliver the 30/30 targets (30% of land and sea to be protected by 2030), protect species and deliver nature recovery.