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)

Traces of non steroidal anti inflammatories, diclofenac and ibuprofen have been found in otter fur Photograph: lightpoet/123rf
Otters near a Swindon site will need to be included in the surveys and mitigation proposed by the developers 'as necessary', the council's planner has told developers 

Swindon planners

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