Clause 35 - Environmental review

Part of Environment Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:45 pm on 5th November 2020.

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Photo of George Howarth George Howarth Labour, Knowsley 3:45 pm, 5th November 2020

With this it will be convenient to discuss amendment 120, in clause 35, page 21, line 14, at end insert—

“(4A) In the case of an environmental review, the Upper Tribunal shall treat notices issued by the OEP as authoritative in respect of any relevant issues.”.

The amendment ensures that OEP notices will be treated as authoritative in any related environmental review, helping to ensure that the notices play a meaningful role in any subsequent enforcement action.