September 15, 2014

The impact many environmental developments have on animal welfare is often a pertinent topic of discussion.

In our view, this highlights the importance of animal welfare being routinely considered as a material matter in relation to planning decisions.

Tidal Lagoon, Swansea Bay

Though RSPCA Cymru does not routinely comment on planning applications, we have engaged with representatives of, for example, the Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay concerning the proposed development’s impacts upon animal welfare.

We are concerned that many issues related to the welfare of marine mammals, reptiles, fish and birds lack sufficient detail within the current Environmental Statement.