Less risk averse and more proportionate and timely decisisons, based on science and knowledge
effectiveness of any regulatory process is as dependent on the systems that deliver it
The Marine and Coastal Access Act committed to delivering better regulation. The SUDG believe there should be greater emphasis on consistency, plus a more proportional approach to regulation based on the risk and significance of the activity being regulated. This would see low-risk activities subject to a “lighter touch” without removing the need for full assessment of larger and more potentially damaging schemes. The effectiveness of any regulatory process is as dependent on the systems that deliver it as it is on the regulation itself.