Freeports: Environment Protection

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities written question – answered on 21st September 2022.

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Photo of Stephen Morgan Stephen Morgan Shadow Minister (Defence) (Armed Forces and Defence Procurement), Shadow Minister (Education) (Schools)

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether freeport zones will be subject to an environmental impact assessment.

Photo of Dehenna Davison Dehenna Davison Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)

Existing environmental regulations continue to apply in Freeports, including the requirement for consideration of environmental impacts comprising, where appropriate, a full Environmental Impact Assessment, as part of planning processes.

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