Environmental Outcomes Report: a new approach to environmental assessment POS response to consultation

09 June 2023

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It is important to remember that when the EIA Directive emerged from the EU it was designed to deal with those planning regimes within the Union that are based on a zoning system where there is little or no scrutiny of individual proposals. The English system in contrast, because of its discretionary nature, does scrutinise proposals. Therefore, POS would argue that now is the right time to have a much more proportionate system.