'A perfect storm': Are permitting delays threatening the government's growth agenda?

Despite repeated pledges from the EA to improve its service, ENDS has heard that permitting delays are still the norm. With the UK embarking on a major infrastructure building drive, experts say improvements are needed now in order to avoid a perfect storm. Conor McGlone reports.

by Conor McGlone
The EA has said it can protritise permits for inert landfill work “in recognition of this link to the growth agenda”. Photograph: Georgy Rozov/EyeEm/Getty Images
The EA has said it can protritise permits for inert landfill work “in recognition of this link to the growth agenda”. Photograph: Georgy Rozov/EyeEm/Getty Images

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