13 November 2019

Environment Bill - how practical is the proposed conservation covenants system?

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs’ (Defra) Environment Bill has passed its second reading unopposed by any MP. However, concerns have been raised regarding the practicality of applying Part 7 of the Bill relating to conservation covenants. Under Part 7, conservation covenants will become legally binding contracts for conservation purposes between a landowner and a responsible body.

Victoria Du Croz, partner in our Planning team, explains the changes proposed by Part 7 and warns relevant parties that the negotiation and agreement of conservation covenant contracts ‘may not be as straight forward as initially anticipated’ by the Law Commission.

Click here to read the full article. Originally published on LexisLibrary and LexisPSL.

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