Hapless Natural England on the wrong side of the argument again?

This new ‘guidance’ from Natural England looks very worrying to us.

The whole drift of this guidance is to allow developers to do less for wildlife.

This is a particularly striking example:

Oh good oh! This is written by England’s statutory nature conservation body. Who’d have known?

Natural England used to be a nature conservation body of repute – no longer.

Wild Justice is seeking legal advice on this guidance. We would be interested to hear the opinions of experts on the ramifications of the policy shifts signalled in this paper. It might even be that Natural England staff are pretty uncomfortable with this. Please let us know at admin@wildjustice.org.uk All communications will be treated sensitively.