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Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
Report published. Awaiting Government Response.
The Government has published a draft National Policy Statement (NPS) for Water Resources Infrastructure. It sets out the government’s policy for development of nationally significant infrastructure projects (NSIPs) for water resources in England. The final NPS will be used as the primary basis for decisions on development consent applications relating to water resources NSIPs.
The draft NPS is subject to consultation according to the procedures laid down in the Planning Act 2008, as amended by the Localism Act 2011. A public consultation on the draft NPS took place between 29 November 2018 and 31 January 2019, and a process of parliamentary scrutiny will now take place.
Evidence given by Dr Thérèse Coffey MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Environment, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Margaret Read, Interim Deputy Director Water Resources, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs , and Paul Hickey, Deputy Director of Water Resources, The Environment Agency .
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee publish Draft National Policy Statement for Water Resources Infrastructure report