Natural Environment White Paper fails to set out a clear plan for nature
Mary Creagh MP, Labour's Shadow Environment Secretary, responded to the publication of the Natural Environment White Paper on 7 June:
She said: “Today’s Natural Environment White Paper provides few clues about the Conservative-led Government’s plans for nature. The White Paper fails to set out a clear plan for major challenges such as reforestation or biodiversity loss; nor does it deal with concerns about planning policy.
“The Tory-led Government needs to do better if it wants the public to believe it has the best interests of nature at heart. Its record so far does not bode well: a breathtaking attempt to sell-off England’s forests, plans to get rid of National Nature Reserves and an appalling 30 per cent cut to the frontline agencies that care for the environment.”