If Brexit Means Brexit, What Does That Mean For The Environment?

15 March 2017

The most pressing concern for Sevenoaks Greens post-Brexit is how to ensure the continuation of the vital environmental and social protections that we currently get from EU membership.

We are very worried about more than 900 of the UK’s most precious wildlife sites and habitats which are currently protected under the EU Nature Directives. These protections are stronger than any that exist in UK law and currently protect local wildlife sites such as North Downs woodlands, Dover cliffs, Ashdown Forest, Dungeness, Sandwich Bay and many more. You can find a list of these Special Areas of Conservation at http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/page-1458.

We were assured by Leave campaigners that leaving the EU should not affect Britain’s commitment to environmental protection – we need to make sure Theresa May’s Government take these commitments seriously.  We urge as many of you as possible to WRITE TO YOUR MP, to show our Government the strength of support for enlightened environmental policies. You can click here https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NKJVR9cg0pNDn4keTJHmp_ZG2mGPglv9auWsiSdNzNg/edit for a template letter you can use to raise the key issues with your MP.