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Planning the enviro-impact

Environmental impact must be at the core of public plans and programmes across the UK in order for the Government to realise its sustainable development strategy.

Regulations implementing the Strategic Environment Assessment Directive came into force last week and mean that authorities now have an obligation to consider the environmental effect of a wide range of plans and programmes, including waste management plans.

Authorities preparing plans or programmes will be required to produce reports on the likely significant environmental impact, consult environmental bodies and the public, and take these results into account. They will also need to monitor the effects of their plans on the environment.

A practical guide on how to comply with the new requirements A Draft Practical Guide to the Strategic Environmental Assessment Directive has been produced.

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