Eustice: EIA is ‘clunky, cumbersome and involves a lot of consultants’

Work is underway to reform the environmental impact assessment system to make it more effective with ‘less process’, the environment secretary George Eustice has said, describing the regime as a cumbersome, time-consuming, tick-box exercise.

by Rachel Salvidge
George Eustice wants to reduce the amount of time and process involved in EIAs. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas / Getty Images
George Eustice wants to reduce the amount of time and process involved in EIAs. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas / Getty Images

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