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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Distributed Ledger Technology more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of using distributed ledger technology across the public sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 261182 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>The Government Digital Service undertook a landscape review of technology innovation, including distributed ledger technology across government in August 2018. Additionally the recently launched Government Technology Innovation Strategy provides recent examples of distributed ledger technology within government and will provide a building block for departments to harness the opportunity presented by emerging technologies.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hertsmere more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Dowden more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T13:04:46.05Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T13:04:46.05Z
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star this property label Biography information for Oliver Dowden more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1126874
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unstar this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Cybercrime more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Cyber Essentials programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 254783 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>An independent academic evaluation of the effectiveness of Cyber Essentials found that its security controls work well to mitigate the vast majority of Internet-based threats. These security controls are kept under continual review. The primary objective for Cyber Essentials is to help all organisations mitigate cyber security risks, especially small and medium-sized organisations. The Government continues to work to ensure Cyber Essentials has the greatest impact for the majority of the target audience and is currently developing the scheme to ensure a) the journey to certification is as simple as possible, and b) the technical controls remain fit for purpose in the ever-changing cyber threat landscape.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 255315 more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T15:57:24.763Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T15:57:24.763Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1126875
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unstar this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Cybercrime more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many businesses have been certified under (a) Cyber Essentials and (b) Cyber Essentials Plus. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 254784 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>At the end of April 2019 the total number of Cyber Essentials certificates awarded to organisations was 26,712. Of these, (a) 21,948 were awarded at Cyber Essentials level and (b) 4,764 were awarded at Cyber Essentials Plus level.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T15:58:26.967Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T15:58:26.967Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1127076
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unstar this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Cybercrime more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he plans to update the content of the Cyber Essentials programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 255315 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>An independent academic evaluation of the effectiveness of Cyber Essentials found that its security controls work well to mitigate the vast majority of Internet-based threats. These security controls are kept under continual review. The primary objective for Cyber Essentials is to help all organisations mitigate cyber security risks, especially small and medium-sized organisations. The Government continues to work to ensure Cyber Essentials has the greatest impact for the majority of the target audience and is currently developing the scheme to ensure a) the journey to certification is as simple as possible, and b) the technical controls remain fit for purpose in the ever-changing cyber threat landscape.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 254783 more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T15:57:24.81Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T15:57:24.81Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1130451
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Agriculture: Biotechnology more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the potential effect of cellular agriculture on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 261181 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
star this property answer text <p>Cellular agriculture has the potential to transform how we produce some foods. Advances in science may allow us to create traditional animal products away from traditional farm settings, from gelatine and egg whites to milk and even meat. Such methods of production also have the potential to reduce climate emissions, especially when harnessing renewable energy supplies. Whilst Defra has not yet assessed the potential of this technology on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, through the £90 million Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Transforming Food Production challenge we will focus on innovation and research around agriculture, productivity and sustainability.</p><p>The environmental impacts of food are complex and span the whole supply chain. Defra undertakes and coordinates research across the whole food system to enhance productivity, enhance food quality, increase efficiency, and reduce waste, from primary production through to manufacturing, retail, distribution and the consumer.</p><p>The Government is committed to publishing a National Food Strategy when we leave the European Union. This will help ensure that our food system delivers healthy and affordable food for all people, and is built upon a resilient and sustainable agriculture sector which considers its climate impact.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2019-06-12T15:42:30.437Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-12T15:42:30.437Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1130540
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Biodiversity more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the contribution that green bridges make to biodiversity. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 261183 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
star this property answer text <p>Green bridges are structures designed to provide wildlife and non-motorised users with easy and safe crossing of main roads and railways.</p><p> </p><p>In 2015, Natural England published a review of the literature on green bridges. The review looked at 53 case studies from Europe and North America and found evidence that, in the majority of cases, green bridges were utilised by wildlife, although an assessment of their effectiveness in conserving wildlife populations was limited by the lack of long-term monitoring data. Guidance on the design of green bridges was also published by the Landscape Institute based on research undertaken by Natural England.</p><p> </p><p>In 2015, the Government published research which included an assessment of the A21 Scotney Caste Green Bridge, constructed by the then Highways Agency, which found that of all incidences of bats crossing the road to and from the Scotney Castle Estate, 97 per cent used the green bridge. At least five bat species were recorded foraging over the bridge which was also used by deer, badger and breeding dormice.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will keep the evidence for the effectiveness of these structures under review as new green bridges are planned and implemented.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T11:08:13.313Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T11:08:13.313Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1130541
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Biodiversity more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which key performance indicators his Department uses to assess progress in improving the UK’s biodiversity. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
star this property answer text <p>Domestic biodiversity policy is a devolved matter. The UK government has a range of performance indicators for England, although we do also work with the devolved administrations to compile indicators at UK scale for international reporting.</p><p> </p><p>In June 2019 the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs published its <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/department-for-environment-food-and-rural-affairs-single-departmental-plan/department-for-environment-food-and-rural-affairs-single-departmental-plan-may-2018" target="_blank">Single Departmental Plan</a> which includes biodiversity performance indicators for England, including: extent of marine protected areas and condition of protected sites and priority habitat.</p><p> </p><p>In May of this year, the Government published a <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/25-year-environment-plan" target="_blank">new indicator framework</a> for the 25 Year Environment Plan, setting out a transparent, comprehensive framework that shows how the environment in England is changing and whether it is improving over time. These indicators include diversity and health of our seas, wildlife and wild places, and nature on land and water.</p><p> </p><p>To support reporting of progress across the whole of the UK, the government publishes a set of <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/biodiversity-indicators-for-the-uk" target="_blank">UK Biodiversity Indicators,</a> updated annually. These measure long term trends in the UK’s biodiversity and progress against our international commitments under the Convention on Biological Diversity.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T09:52:58.77Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T09:52:58.77Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1146184
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unstar this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Heathrow Airport more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the long-term environmental impacts for the Thames Valley region following the construction of the proposed north-west runway at Heathrow Airport. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 290969 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
star this property answer text <p>Natural England has a Service Level Agreement (SLA) with Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL), to provide them with pre-application advice in relation to the proposed airport expansion. The advice being provided to Heathrow is being led and coordinated by the Thames Area Team.</p><p> </p><p>The potential impacts from the proposed expansion of Heathrow airport, to the Thames Valley, and the avoidance, mitigation, and compensation measures required to address them, are the focus of Natural England’s detailed advice to HAL. This advice can be broadly categorised into the following:</p><p> </p><ol><li>Environmental impacts related to transport emissions</li><li>Direct impacts to habitats and species</li><li>Impacts to local and nationally designated landscapes</li><li>Impacts to public open space and green infrastructure</li></ol><p> </p><p>Natural England are working closely with Heathrow Airport Limited to ensure they submit sufficient information as part of their Development Consent Order application, to enable the Secretary of State to take a view as to the environmental impacts of the proposed expansion.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally the Environment Agency (EA) has provided a response to HAL’s Preliminary Environmental Information report and continue to be in discussion over their proposals as they form their EA and Statement of Common Ground.</p><p> </p><p>The application stage for the Development Consent Order is expected in Autumn 2020. We expect more details about HAL’s proposals to be shared with the EA at this stage which will enable them to make an informed judgement.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
star this property answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
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less than 2019-10-04T13:59:26.697Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-04T13:59:26.697Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1130447
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Financial Services: Foreign Investment in UK more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of recent trends of the level of foreign direct investment into the UK FinTech industry in the (a) 2017-18 and (b) 2016-17 financial years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 261177 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
star this property answer text <p>The information regarding FDI is not held centrally and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>Last year British FinTech’s attracted more venture capital funding than any other European country once again totalling $1.73 billion across 261 deals.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
star this property answering member printed Graham Stuart more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T13:15:37.327Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T13:15:37.327Z
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star this property label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1146090
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unstar this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Heathrow Airport more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government is taking to monitor projected changes in the environmental costs of a third runway at Heathrow airport. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 290917 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
star this property answer text <p>The Airports National Policy Statement was designated as government policy in June 2018 following the overwhelming support of MPs, but the Government is clear that expansion cannot come at any cost.</p><p> </p><p>The Airports National Policy Statement includes strict requirements that must be met, covering a range of environmental impacts from water and soil quality to biodiversity and habitats. For example, permission will only be granted if an applicant for development consent can demonstrate that the scheme would not materially impact the UK’s ability to meet its carbon reduction targets and that, with mitigation, it would be compliant with legal obligations on air quality.</p><p> </p><p>In regard to noise, the development consent application must also include a detailed assessment of how proposed noise mitigations will deliver against the Airports National Policy Statement requirement to limit – and where possible reduce – the impact of aircraft noise compared to the 2013 baseline assessed by the Airports Commission.</p><p> </p><p>An applicant for development consent will need to produce a detailed assessment of all environmental impacts of their scheme, including a robust and effective package of mitigation measures. This will be assessed by the Planning Inspectorate during examination, with input from statutory consultees such as Natural England and the Environment Agency.</p><p> </p><p>Should development consent be granted, the Planning Inspectorate will recommend an enforcement regime – with appropriate monitoring and reporting – to ensure that the scheme meets it environmental obligations.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-10-01T14:31:53.53Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-01T14:31:53.53Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this