Environment law bulletin – January 2006

United Kingdom

The latest environment law bulletin summarises some of the recent developments in environment laws and policy of the United Kingdom and the European Union under appropriate headings.

Developments in this issue include:

  • EA Sector Plans setting targets to reduce companies' environment impacts
  • A Proposal for a Marine Strategy Directive aimed at developing a framework of policies to protect the EU's marine environment
  • Amendment of the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS) Directive
  • ODPM consultation on Planning Policy Statement 25 seeking views on plans to make the EA a statutory consultee for certain types of development at risk of flooding