Exclusive: EA to hire external consultants to clear permitting backlog by the end of the year

The Environment Agency (EA) has a plan to clear its permitting backlog and to return its performance on permitting to a 2017/18 baseline level by the end of December 2020, ENDS has learned.

by Conor McGlone
The former head of permitting at the EA said the regulator has been working “night and day” to clear its permitting backlog. Photograph: Pramote Polyamate/Getty Images
The former head of permitting at the EA said the regulator has been working “night and day” to clear its permitting backlog. Photograph: Pramote Polyamate/Getty Images

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