Sustainability Ass2

Topics: Natural environment, Environment, Environmentalism Pages: 4 (780 words) Published: December 19, 2014
P4 –
Explain how four key methods (legislation, control, design and specification, management) are used to protect the environment from the impact of the construction and built environment sector. The most relevant pieces of environmental legislation should be identified and which statutory bodies monitor police and enforce the legislation. A description and examples for design, specification and management must be given.

Legislation & (what they cover)
Environmental protection act 1990
This act covers various sectors in accordance with pollution and air control by local authorities

Town and country planning act
Wildlife and countryside planning act

Control
DEFRA (department for environment, food and rural affairs) ; defra is a ministerial uk government depart that is supported by 36 agencies and public bodies, this department is responsible for the policies and regulations that regard the environment, food and rural issues. DEFRA are responsible for the regulations and policies on: 1) natural environment, biodiversity, plants and animals

2) green economy and the sustainable development
3) food farming and fisheries
4) animal health and welfare
5) protection on the environment and pollution control
6) rural communities and issues.
7) protecting animal welfare
these regulations are used to control the environment, pollution control and the rest that are listed above.

ENGLISH HERITAGE
this is an organisation which exists to promote and protect england’s most historic area’s and the environment to ensure that the past is researched historically and that its fully understood.

Environment agency
this agency regulates the major disposal in industry and waste, treatment of contaminated land, the water quality and resources, conservation and ecology and fisheries.

Np authorities
AONB(areas of outstanding natural beauty) are designated under the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949. the purpose of this...
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