Philip Dunne backs Government action and mitigation measures to tackle the unintended impact of EU legacy nutrient neutrality laws on the delivery of new homes, which will help unlock planning blocks in special areas of conservation such as the River Clun catchment while preserving the quality of the river in the catchment.
Following the Government statement on the financial resilience of the water industry, Philip Dunne warned that Opposition plans to take all the water companies ’ profits to invest in capital expenditure would undermine the vital private capital for investment needed to tackle the sewage overflow problem.
Philip Dunne welcomed Government amendments to improve Lords Amendment 36, to reflect the substance to improve regulation in UK financial services of financing forest risk commodities overseas.
I have spent much of this Parliament working to improve the state of our rivers, both as an individual MP and as chairman of the Environmental Audit Committee. (I write today in the former rather than the latter capacity.)