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Shifting Baselines

This post isn’t about how our perceptions of environmental change get reset with each generation. It’s about Defra’s budget.

Today’s spending Review saw Chancellor Osborne perform some typical numerical tricks, as he sought to position himself nearer to the centre of the political ground, in the hope of reducing the damage to his reputation caused by the humiliating Lords defeat of his tax credit proposals. 665 more words

Natural England

Q. When is a Plan not a Plan? A. When it’s an EDDC fudge?

At the July Public Examination Inspector Thickett instructed EDDC to reach agreement with Natural England over outstanding issues regarding compliance with the European Habitat Directive. These are legally binding on EDDC and, therefore, potential show stoppers. 691 more words


Buzzards should not be protected any more than herring gulls and cormorants: High Court

McMorn (R, on the application of) v Natural England EWHC 3297 (Admin) – read judgment

Public opinion regarding raptors and pheasant shoots should not influence the authorisation of buzzard control, the Administrative Court has ruled. 1,998 more words

In The News

Natural England steps into the Tumbrel

Liz Truss has apparently already agreed to a 32% cut to the Defra budget for the 4 years from 2016-17 onwards. This impressive feat allows her to sit on the panel which resides over the imposition of cuts on other, unprotected departments. 547 more words

Natural England

Back to Badgering : is £16m+ value for money?

Wednesday’s blog post talked of the newfangled thing called science (pers comm. CP).  Clearly the defra agencies and their Minister are not yet conversant with this evidence based approach? 757 more words

Executive Secretary

The Village Green Society Lectures: Dr Caitlin DeSilvey & Ray Lawman

Dr Caitlin DeSilvey is a member of the Environment and Sustainability Institute at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus and Senior Lecturer in Environmental Social Science at the University. 193 more words