|Consultation||Environmental Outcomes Reports: A new approach to environmental assessment|
|By||Department for Levelling Up Housing & Communities|
|Closed||09 June 2023|
|Summary||Part 6 of the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill includes powers to implement a new system of environmental assessment known as Environmental Outcomes Reports. This will allow the government to replace the EU-derived Strategic Environmental Assessment and Environmental Impact Assessment processes with a new system that it hopes will place greater focus on delivering the government’s environmental ambitions.
The introduction of outcomes-based approach to the Environmental Outcomes Reports allows the government to reflect its environmental priorities directly into plan-making and decision-making process on the largest developments.