Major Infrastructure and Environment Unit

The MIEU works to avoid unnecessary costs and delays to developers of nationally significant infrastructure projects.

Role of the group

The Major Infrastructure and Environment Unit (MIEU) will support progress on individual infrastructure projects and improve processes for infrastructure projects by:

  • playing a key early risk management role to identify issues associated with the Habitats and Wild Birds Directives for projects
  • ensuring collaboration between all parties to support resolution of issues as necessary
  • introducing a new Evidence Plan process for agreeing evidence requirements upfront
  • providing greater clarity to developers on requirements

Terms of reference

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Policies

Contact details

MIEU@defra.gsi.gov.uk