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ALGE publish report on Ecological Capacity and Competence in English Planning Authorities

The Association of Local Government Ecologists (ALGE) has published ‘Ecological Capacity and Competence in English Planning Authorities: What is needed to deliver statutory obligations for biodiversity?’  The report shows that many local planning authorities do not currently have either the capacity and/or the competence to undertake the effective, and in some cases necessarily lawful, assessment of planning applications where biodiversity is a material consideration.