Has the EA’s permitting service ‘completely fallen apart’?

The waste industry has welcomed the EA’s ambitious plan to clear its permitting backlog but says the agency needs financial help from the Treasury to avoid unintended negative consequences elsewhere. Conor McGlone reports.

by Conor McGlone
The ENvironment Agency says it is on track to clear its permitting backlog by the end of the year. Photograph: Derek Berwin/Getty Images
The ENvironment Agency says it is on track to clear its permitting backlog by the end of the year. Photograph: Derek Berwin/Getty Images

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