Lexis®PSL Environment Newscast—February 2018

Lexis®PSL Environment Newscast—February 2018

Draft Waste Enforcement Regulations 2018, Environment Agency’s water quality report and Supreme Court case of R (Mott) v Environment Agency

Welcome to the second edition of our monthly environmental law newscast produced in partnership with Christopher Badger, Barrister, 6 Pump Court.

In this bulletin, we consider some of the key legal developments in February 2018:

  • draft Waste Enforcement (England and Wales) Regulations 2018
  • Environment Agency’s water quality report
  • Supreme Court case of R (Mott) v Environment Agency


Draft Waste Enforcement (England and Wales) Regulations 2018—tune in from 0.28 secs

Draft Regulations have been laid before Parliament that allow the Environment Agency to serve a notice on the occupier of land or landowner requiring them to remove waste that is being illegally stored on land, irrespective of whether or not the waste was illegally deposited in the first place.

In this newscast, Christopher looks at some of the key requirements under the draft regulations and considers what effect the regulations may have on landowners.

Environment Agency’s water quality report—tune in from 2.01 mins

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