Habitat Directive works well, says Defra review
The Habitats and Wild Birds Directives do not hamper the vast majority of development projects according to Defra, but greater collaboration between government agencies and clearer guidance is still neededFollowing the chancellor’s 2011 autumn statement, in which he warned that “gold-plating” EU environmental legislation could place ridiculous costs on businesses and impede the country’s economic growt
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