The government’s response to the consultation on amendments to the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 as applied to groundwater activities and related surface water discharge activities was published on 22nd March. today. A full copy of the response document can be read here.
The purpose of the consultation was to gather views on the proposed amendments to help Defra shape the final version before laying them before parliament. The proposed amendments included provisions for new and existing cemeteries, so members were encouraged to provide their feedback during the consultation process. The responses received have helped to change the proposals.
An ICCM Member Newsletter relating to the Consultation Response can be read here.