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11/01/2018

Government to strengthen environmental protections in the NPPF

Words: Laura Edgar
Government publishes environment plan / iStock-505777798

Prime Minister Theresa May today (11 January) launched the government’s 25-year environment plan, which pledges to ‘maintain and strengthen’ environment protections laid out in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).

A Green Future: Our 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment states that new development will happen in the right place, delivering “maximum economic benefit while taking into account the need to avoid environmental damage”.

“We will protect ancient woodlands and grasslands, high flood risk areas and our best agricultural land,” it says.

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