SR 2018/116
14th May 2018
SI 2018/591
15th May 2018

Consultation on Environmental Principles and Governance Bill.

DEFRA is consulting on the development of an Environmental Principles and Governance Bill. Consultation closes 2nd August   This new piece of legislation will create a statutory and independent environmental watchdog to hold government to account for, English, environmental ambitions and obligations after the UK leaves the EU. The consultation considers some of the key questions around how environmental principles should be embedded into law, public policy-making and delivery, and what functions and powers the new environmental watchdog should have to oversee environmental law and policy.  It is set out in three parts:

  • Part 1 – Environmental Principles
  • Part 2 – Accountability for the Environment
  • Part 3 – Overall Environmental Governance