624. Significant projects requiring consent of Natural England or Welsh Ministers.

624.     Significant projects requiring consent of Natural England or Welsh Ministers.

Consequent to the UK's withdrawal from the EU, this Halsbury paragraph should be read in conjunction with the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/25, pending incorporation of the changes into the text.

A person must not begin or carry out a significant project1 unless he has first obtained consent from Natural England or, as the case may be, the Welsh Ministers2, and in order to obtain consent an 'environmental statement' must be included in the application3. If the