PEI in national infrastructure planning
Jacobs' Dan Johnston investigates what constitutes preliminary environmental information (PEI) and how it differs from an environmental statementThe Planning Act 2008 sets out a process for obtaining development consent orders for nationally significant infrastructure projects. Consultation of the community plays a central role in the pre-appl
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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.