A team led by UK firm MVA Consultancy has been chosen to advise Natural England, the UK Government’s advisor for environment protection, on environment-related issues for major transport schemes.

The team will assist the government body in developing positions on transport policy and preparing responses on their behalf to transport consultations, guidance and papers directly affecting the natural environment.

Work includes research on targeted transport issues, drafting responses to consultations on road proposals and major transport initiatives, preparing responses to consultations on Strategic Environmental Assessments of transport plans, programmes and strategies as well as on Environmental Impact Assessments.

Other members of the team include Environ, Thomson Ecology and Cooper Partnership.