Environmental Standards Scotland (ESS) is a new independent body set up to ensure the effectiveness of environmental law in Scotland and and prevent enforcement gaps arising from the UK leaving the European Union. They recently consulted on the proposed content of their Strategic Plan, which will be presented to the Scottish Parliament for approval in October 2022.

UKELA has submitted its response on 16 August 2022, welcoming the publication of the draft strategy.  We also welcomed that ESS recognises that the environmental challenges facing Scotland are urgent and serious; and that it is ready to play its role in upholding and improving environmental laws and standards.

Read our response.