Government reveals justification for u-turn on competent experts for EIAs

Intervention by environmental and planning professionals was behind government u-turn on who will be responsible for ensuring the competence of those working on EIAs

Men taking water samples from river. Photograph: Prig Morisse/123RF

Who is competent to judge environmental impact? Source: Prig Morisse/123RF

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has published its responses to consultations on amending the EIA regulations.

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