Government publishes 25 Year Environment Plan progress reports

The Government has today published the first progress report on the 25 Year Environment Plan, setting out the progress made so far.

The progress report indicates that, of the 40 priority actions expected to make the most significant contribution to the ten goals of the Plan, four have already been delivered, 32 are on track and the remaining four actions are subject to minor delays, primarily due to resources being temporarily redirected to support our preparations to leave the EU.

Priority actions that have been delivered or are underway include the introduction of the Agriculture Bill, consultations on designation of 41 Marine Conservation Zones, a commitment to mandate biodiversity net gain in the upcoming Environment Bill and more than £13 million made available by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government to improve parks and green spaces in England.

Read the full report.