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Railways: Biodiversity

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 123577, tabled on 1 December 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to help ensure that Network Rail implements the recommendation of the Varley Report 2018.

Answered on

7 December 2020

Following the Varley Report, a target of no net loss by 2024 and biodiversity net gain by 2035 has been set by Network Rail. Network Rail set out further targets on lineside vegetation and biodiversity in their recently published Environmental Sustainability Strategy and will publish detailed plans on meeting these targets and how they are addressing other recommendations in the Varley Report in their forthcoming Biodiversity Action Plan.

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