ENDS Report Land, Ecology & Development, 29 October 2015

In this week's bulletin, Flood risk soars under current adaptation plans, MPs investigate DEFRA’s air quality performance, Wales to get more energy planning powers, Scotland seeks views on planning overhaul, Commission challenged over pesticide approval, Replacing cropped edges with habitat increases yield, Bidding for £10m brownfield fund under way, and why valuing nature is a necessary evil.

Plus we have an investigation into the efficacy of catchment management, and Rob Cooke, Natural England's director of terrestrial biodiversity, tells us why a more strategic approach to conservation and protection is needed.

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