Lasting for 12 weeks from 17 March to 9 June, the opportunity exists to comment on the Government’s thinking on how a more effective system of environmental assessment can be implemented. The consultation, which is seeking greater focus on delivering environmental ambitions, will be discussing:

  • how an outcomes-based approach could work.
  • how the government might address issues around when an Environmental Outcome
    Report is required (screening) and what they will cover (scoping).
  • strengthening mitigation to reduce harm
  • improving monitoring of development.
  • how the government propose to unlock data to support the assessment process.
  • options for reporting on system performance.

If you would like your say on the matter, Bloomfields would be delighted to offer their assistance in the preparation of representations for you.

Contact your local office:
West Kent: 01892 831 600
East Kent: 01303 814 444
Sussex: 01435 873 999
or email us ( in the first instance to see how we can help.