DCLG raises EIA thresholds for new developments

Thresholds for developments requiring an environmental impact assessment will be raised to streamline the planning process. But there are fears that the environment will be degraded as a result

DCLG has raised EIA screening thresholds for new developments Photo: scanrail 123RFThe Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has confirmed that it will significantly raise thresholds below which new developments will not need to be screened to determine whether an environmental impact assessment (EIA) is required.

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