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Environmental Plans, Principles and Governance for Northern Ireland – Synopsis of Responses

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs has published the synopsis of responses to the Public Discussion Document on Environmental Plans, Principles and Governance for Northern Ireland. DAERA sought views on a number of environmental governance issues through a discussion document that was open for consultation from 10 December 2020 until February 2021.

The Environment Bill was introduced to Parliament on 30 January 2020 and sets out the options for Minister to:

  • prepare and publish environmental improvement plans
  • embed environmental principles into policy decisions of NI Departments: and
  • extend an Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) to Northern Ireland

You can view the Synopsis of Responses on the DAERA website:

DAERA: Synopsis of Responses

Any queries regarding this report should be directed to: environment.bill@daera-ni.gov.uk

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