25-year environment plan kicked into long grass

The much anticipated strategy is the latest casualty of Brexit and will no longer be published this year

Nature protection will have to wait until the fallout from Brexit has settled. Photograph: Paul Maguire / 123RFThe much anticipated 25-year environment plan will no longer be published this year due to the EU referendum result.

The initial framework was due to be published this month with the full and final plan scheduled for the end of the year.

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