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Red tape challenge environment theme implementation plan

This document details the proposed changes, including consultation dates resulting from the Red Tape Challenge Environment Theme.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


Red Tape Challenge - Environment Theme implementation plan

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The Environment Theme opened for comment on the Cabinet Office website in April 2011, with a ‘spotlight’ period in September 2011. 

Of 255 regulations, 132 will be improved, mainly through simplification or consolidation; 70 will be kept as they are, to uphold important environmental protections; and 53 obsolete regulations will be removed.  There will also be a new drive to introduce smarter implementation on the ground. 

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Published 14 September 2012