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27/02/2019

England-only post Brexit environmental watchdog flawed

Words: Laura Edgar
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The RTPI has said the proposals for an England-only environmental watchdog for after the UK leaves the European Union are ‘deeply flawed’ and would not provide enough independent scrutiny of the government.

In its evidence to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and Environmental Audit committee’s inquiry into the draft Environment Bill, the institute explained that an England-only governance body will not provide the same level of environmental protection and citizens’ rights as the current protection under EU directives, which cross national boundaries.

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