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Development, Developers and the Water Environment

12 May, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Would you want a quarry near your house? Driven by EU law, environmental impact assessment is now a requirement for developers planning mineral extraction, waste disposal sites and major housing schemes. Initially, the emphasis lay on the prevention of environmental damage, but very rapidly this shifted into the language of ‘sustainability’, and what might be gained from development.

In theory, beautiful and inspirational new landscapes can be created, that encourage outdoor recreation and biodiversity. But there is still some reluctance from industry, and local residents inevitably oppose development.

This is a free public lecture by Carolyn Roberts, Jackson Professor of the Environment.

There is no need to book in advance for this lecture. It runs on a first come first served basis.


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