'I stand by my pledge': Therese Coffey defiant in housebuilder nutrient pollution row

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Environment Secretary insists 'no loss of environmental outcomes' from ditching water pollution requirements for housebuilders, but OEP maintains proposals amount to 'clear regression'

Thérèse Coffey has doubled down on the government's claim that its proposed dropping of 'nutrient neutrality' rules will not weaken water quality around new housing developments, in a defiant letter to...

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