Last year, the Government consulted on the “voluntary” environmental assessments undertaken in relation to the revocation of Regional Strategies. Since then, a case in the EU Court of Justice has confirmed that revocation of plans (including of part) does require strategic environmental assessment. This time, the environmental reports are being published for consultation as they arise, so far we have seen only four being published, so we are half way. Each one has been different in its conclusions, leaving open the theoretical possibility that the final outcome (revocation/retention/partial revocation) may not be the same in each case. That itself will lead to interesting considerations; must all revocations happen at the same time? If the end result leaves any part of RS still in being in any of the regions, is that in itself an outcome requiring environmental assessment? If some local planning authorities, but not all are working to the requirements of RS, where does that leave the duty to cooperate?