Environmental Impact Assessment Failings Contribute To Loss Of Semi-Natural Grassland

ELF has been working in partnership with University College London (UCL), Plantlife, Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and a local Warwick campaigner to examine whether uncultivated land and semi-natural grasslands in England were sufficiently protected by the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) requirements.

Cara Goldthorpe, an LLB student working under the auspices of the UCL ELF clinic and Dr Jane Holder, produced an analysis of the scientific and legal evidence suggesting England has inadequately implemented the EIA Directive in the context of agriculture.

A complaint to the European Commission is currently being considered. This piece of work was recently published in the Environmental Law and Management journal.