Eustice reveals plan to ‘refocus’ habitats regulations

Environment secretary George Eustice has announced plans to amend the Environment Bill to “refocus” the habitats regulations and has revealed that a working group has been created to “consider changes that might be appropriate”, with a green paper to follow.

by Jamie Carpenter
Protected species: secretary of state has promised a ‘cautious approach’ to reform of the habitats regulations (Photograph: Avalon/Getty Images)
Protected species: secretary of state has promised a ‘cautious approach’ to reform of the habitats regulations (Photograph: Avalon/Getty Images)

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