OEP launches call for evidence to support on Good Environmental Status (GES) for UK marine waters29.11.2023
The Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) has launched a call for evidence to support a review of the drivers, pressures and data gaps affecting the achievement of Good Environmental Status (GES) in UK marine waters.
OEP response to Defra consultations on Fisheries Management Plans30.10.2023
The Office for Environmental Protection has responded to Defra’s consultations on Fisheries Management Plans (FMPs).
Environmental assessments are not as effective as they should be due to practical barriers to implementation, says OEP19.10.2023
Practical issues with how assessment regimes are implemented must be addressed if Government is to meet its environmental ambitions, an Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) report has found.
Call for Evidence – Drivers and Pressures Affecting Biodiversity in Northern Ireland07.09.2023
We are inviting interested parties to submit evidence as part of our review of drivers, and pressures affecting biodiversity across Northern Ireland.
Advice on DAERA’s draft Environmental Principles Policy Statement04.09.2023
The Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) has provided advice on the draft Environmental Principles Policy Statement (EPPS) for Northern Ireland, following a request from DAERA.
Proposed changes to laws on developments will weaken environmental protections, warns OEP30.08.2023
Proposed changes to the Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill will reduce the level of environmental protection provided for in law and amount to a regression, the OEP is warning.
New assessment approach for developments must lead to environmental improvements, says OEP15.06.2023
A new approach to environmental assessment must help deliver environmental improvement at the urgent pace needed, says the Office for Environmental Protection (OEP).
OEP files written submissions ahead of Supreme Court hearing15.05.2023
We have filed written submissions in our intervention in the appeal of R (Finch) v Surrey County Council ahead of the Supreme Court hearing that appeal on 21 and 22 June 2023.
Draft Air Quality Strategy a step forwards but more work needed to ensure that targets are hit04.05.2023
The Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) has welcomed the draft Air Quality Strategy but identified six areas for improvement to ensure it results in Government targets being met.