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Environmental Impact Assessment – joint technical consultation: planning changes to regulations on forestry, agriculture, water resources, land drainage and marine works

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Summary

Seeking views on plans to update the Environment Impact Assessment Regulations in the UK.

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Consultation description

We want to know what you think about our proposals to amend EIA regulations on forestry, agriculture, water resources, land drainage and marine works. These changes, agreed in 2014, will make the EIA regulations work more efficiently, focusing more on where environmental protection is really needed.

Environmental impact assessment (EIA) means checking if work (eg construction) will harm the environment and agreeing what needs to be done to avoid environmental damage.

This is a joint consultation between Defra, the Welsh Government, the Scottish Government and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in Northern Ireland.