The Campaign for the Protection of Rural England, a notable and worthy body, has recognised the threat to nature and environment protection standards posed by Brexit and called for a new "Department of Land Use" to be set up to create a coherent protective regime for the UK. In effect, it would be a new ministry.
The idea has been backed by green campaigners brought together by the CPRE to deal with infrastructure issues including Heathrow and new (nuclear) power stations.
One of the backers is Suffolk politician Lord Deben. Is he starting to see the Sizewell challenge?
The CPRE say that present planning arrangements are too diverse and fragmented, with four departments of state making policy and policy delivery complex and confused.
DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) announced last year it was drawing up a 25-year environment "plan" for the UK. A "plan of the plan" was promised for year end, but keeps being delayed. One wonders why?