No EIA required for 400-home development on contaminated land with protected species present, says council

Swindon planners have ruled that a 400-home development on contaminated land where  protected species such as badgers and otters are present, will not need an environmental impact assessment (EIA)

by James Agyepong-Parsons
Traces of non steroidal anti inflammatories, diclofenac and ibuprofen have been found in otter fur Photograph: lightpoet/123rf
Traces of non steroidal anti inflammatories, diclofenac and ibuprofen have been found in otter fur Photograph: lightpoet/123rf

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