EXCLUSIVE: Eustice considers strengthening Natural England’s role in planning

DEFRA is considering boosting the nature regulator’s role in the planning regime so it can help councils tackle new initiatives such as net gain and improve their scrutiny of developers’ environmental impact assessments, the environment secretary has told ENDS.

by Rachel Salvidge
Eustice: We need local authorities to have the capacity (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)
Eustice: We need local authorities to have the capacity (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)

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