15 Dec 2018

Jacobs wins major roads contract Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Jacobs will work with Costain to increase safety and capacity.

15 Dec 2018

Caudrilla halts work again due to fracking quake Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: The 0.5 threshold at which fracking must stop is equivalent to vibrations from mixed traffic on a busy road.

15 Dec 2018

Controversial £1.4bn Newport black route ‘vital’ to Welsh economy Locked

Ecology Briefing: Welsh government backs the black route but there have been 335 official objections.

15 Dec 2018

Marine natural capital mapping system under development Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: An innovative marine natural capital mapping system is currently under development for Natural England.

15 Dec 2018

Decom North Sea publishes offshore decommissioning waste guidance Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Managing Offshore Decommissioning Waste Guidelines now available following publication by Decom North Sea.

15 Dec 2018

Work to begin on innovative Stirling heat network Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Development of the first large sewer heat pump to serve customers via a district heating network is set to begin.

15 Dec 2018

A358 route announcement due in spring Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: The preferred route for the project will be announced next year, after consultation feedback revealed further evaluation of the route options would be needed.

15 Dec 2018

Carbon capture storage licence awarded by OGA Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: OGA licenses Project Acorn, a CCS project seeking to repurpose existing CO₂ infrastructure at a site in northern Scotland.

15 Dec 2018

HS2 ES needs more detail on noise, claims council Locked

Ecology Briefing: The working draft environmental statement for HS2 phase 2b needs more information regarding its vibration and noise impacts, according to Nottinghamshire County Council.

7 Dec 2018

The great carbon capture comeback Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Carbon capture usage and storage (CCUS) is back on the agenda as the UK makes play to become world leader.

Europe, UK
7 Dec 2018

Planners play pivotal role in wind-hogging Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Research in Nature Energy shows wind wake caused by wind farms can extend over 50km.

Europe, UK
7 Dec 2018

SEA needs improvements says Justice and Environment Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: J&E wants SEA to have a broader consideration of alternatives and minimum qualifications for SEA experts.

Europe, UK
7 Dec 2018

Londonderry farmer convicted of water pollution Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: The effluent pollution was found to be toxic with the potential to promote the development of harmful fungi.

7 Dec 2018

RTPI commissions strategic infrastructure review Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: PBA and UWE will research current strategic infrastructure planning and the barriers to effective coordination.

Europe, UK
7 Dec 2018

Argyll Environmental reviews environmental impacts of Grand Designs project

Brownfield Briefing: Argyll Environmental has explored the environmental implications of a housing project in South Yorkshire.

6 Dec 2018

No EIA for polluted wildlife haven set for 400 homes

Ecology Briefing: Swindon planners say the site is previously developed with no development on the flood plain.

5 Dec 2018

UK’s infrastructure pipeline worth £413bn Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Value of planned national infrastructure and construction projects falls again to £413bn as build-out rates continue to impact.

Europe, UK
30 Nov 2018

Low-carbon hydrogen will need early heat strategy Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Hydrogen has a role in plugging the decarbonisation gap in heating , but the Government will have to act soon to ensure a range of options and keep costs down. Paul Hatchhwell reports.

30 Nov 2018

'Mobility as a service' set to disrupt transport planning Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Sweco report investigates the successful planning of public transport systems as their popularity rises.

30 Nov 2018

Undertakings yield £3.2m for environmental charities Locked

Ecology Briefing: Environmental charities are to benefit from the latest swathe of enforcement orders negotiated by the Environment Agency.

Europe, UK
30 Nov 2018

Designated landscapes review deadline nearing Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Just 19 days to go to submit views on Defra’s review of designated landscapes.

Europe, UK
30 Nov 2018

Natural England “no longer independent” Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Outgoing chair Andrew Sells’ last stand in fight for Natural England’s independence.

Europe, UK
30 Nov 2018

Climate projections needed for decision making and resilience

Flood Briefing: UK’s latest climate change projections (UKCP18) should be used to guide decision making and boost resilience, government says.

Europe, UK
30 Nov 2018

Offshore Wind Sector Deal by Christmas

EIA +Planning Briefing: Extra stocking filler for the offshore wind industry as sector deal nears agreement.

Europe, UK
30 Nov 2018

Cory submits plans for Thameside energy park

EIA +Planning Briefing: Plans to increase capacity of by 655,000t/yr.

23 Nov 2018

Insight report: On the road to success?

EIA +Planning Briefing: Highways work in England is ramping up on the back of the first national road investment strategy with a £225m dedicated environment fund. We find out how this is impacting demand for support services and where it is heading under the second draft strategy.

23 Nov 2018

ECJ halts UK capacity market mechanism Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Subsidies to fossil-fuel generators blocked; demand-side innovation back on the agenda, but infrastructure decisions may be delayed.

Europe, UK
23 Nov 2018

Marine Energy Wales submits scoping report for test area

EIA +Planning Briefing: Scoping report submitted for the Milford Haven Marine Energy Test Area, as Welsh finance minister outlines Wales’ marine energy ambitions.

Europe, UK
23 Nov 2018

Radically different uses of UK land needed, says CCC Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: The UK must overhaul its fixation with supplying food, to a more holistic view of the benefits of land.

Europe, UK
23 Nov 2018

Low response to 31st OGA licensing round

EIA +Planning Briefing: Oil and Gas Authority positive despite low response to licensing round.

Europe, UK