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Your chance to take part in hedgerows consultation

Your chance to take part in hedgerows consultation

Monday 11 September 2023

Hedgerows take centre-stage in a Defra consultation that should hopefully help ensure their survival. Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) is aiming to gather views on how hedgerows – such a feature of our countryside – are protected as cross compliance measures are lost with the phasing out of the Basic Payment Scheme. […] Read more >

Draft Environment Bill contains ‘significant unanswered questions’

Draft Environment Bill contains ‘significant unanswered questions’

Friday 11 January 2019

“The draft Environment (Principles and Governance) Bill sets out how we will maintain environmental standards as we leave the EU and build on the vision of the 25 Year Environment Plan.” These underwhelming words from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs announcing last month’s (December 2018) publication of draft clauses for the first […] Read more >