Environment Agency and Natural England issue a joint statement seeking to clarify their roles in managing protected sites

The Environment Agency and Natural England have issued the following joint statement in response to pressure from PfSH, that they clarify their responsibilities for managing the requirement that the impact of new housing development on protected sites is ‘nutrient neutral’. 18 November 2019.

Planning and permitting: the respective roles of Natural England and the Environment Agency in managing impacts on habitats sites through the Habitats Regulations, the Water Environment (Water Framework Directive) Regulations, and the Environmental Permitting Regulations

Natural England and Environment Agency Joint Statement 18 November 2019 – Roles in Planning and Permitting

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