New EIA regulations laid in parliament
An amendment confirming higher screening thresholds for environmental impact assessments covering housing developments was laid in parliament yesterday.The changes mean that developers will no longer have to go through the screening process if a site is smaller than five hectares or 150 homes. Screening involves local planning authorities deciding wh
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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.