19 Oct 2018

Fracking to begin at Preston New Road following court decision Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Fracking will begin in earnest for the first time since 2011 in a significant High Court victory for Cuadrilla.

19 Oct 2018

D&I perspectives: How to mitigate delays and avoid increased costs on major UK construction projects Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: RSK founding director Sue Sljivic provides her views on the importance of continuity on projects, and the pitfalls of multi-consultancy involvement.

Europe, United Kingdom
19 Oct 2018

Roman settlement discovered during A66 works

EIA +Planning Briefing: Highways England has uncovered a Roman settlement while undertaking maintenance works on the A66.

19 Oct 2018

Water industry AMP cycles need reviewing, says committee Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: EFRA Committee calls on the government to review the water industry’s five-year planning cycles following 12 months of climate extremes.

Europe, United Kingdom
19 Oct 2018

CCC to evaluate 2050 80% GHG reduction target Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Committee on Climate Change's review of emissions targets could change the UK's infrastructure priorities.

Europe, United Kingdom
19 Oct 2018

Highways England launches Lower Thames Crossing charm offensive

EIA +Planning Briefing: A series of 60 consultation events aims to win the hearts and minds of residents.

Europe, United Kingdom
19 Oct 2018

Natural capital guidance released for financial institutions

EIA +Planning Briefing: NCFA guidance will allow investors to screen their investments for future natural capital risk.

Europe, United Kingdom
19 Oct 2018

IAQM issues revised dust and PM monitoring guidance Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Updated guidance looks at best practice for monitoring dust and PM at demolition and construction sites.

Europe, United Kingdom
12 Oct 2018

Radar concerns with wind farm overturned at appeal Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: An agreement with NERL signed after the council’s rejection paves the way for Polquhairn wind farm approval.

Europe, United Kingdom
12 Oct 2018

NIA response must be decisive and detailed, says Balfour Beatty Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: A paper published by Balfour Beatty examines the foundations needed to deliver the vision set out in the NIA.

12 Oct 2018

Public consultation opens for Lower Thames Crossing

EIA +Planning Briefing: Local residents to be given chance to question technical aspects of £6.2bn scheme.

Europe, United Kingdom
12 Oct 2018

Stansted Airport a major concern for Hertfordshire residents Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Hertfordshire County Council asks Stansted Airport to pay for the road and public transport upgrades it would need for additional passengers.

Europe, United Kingdom
12 Oct 2018

Ruling opens up NPPF “valued landscape” debate Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The dismissal of a 66-home housing scheme in Leicestershire may pave the way for greater landscape protection, in the absence of designation.

Europe, United Kingdom
12 Oct 2018

Ørsted releases scoping report of Hornsea Project Four

EIA +Planning Briefing: EIA Scoping report sets out initial limitations of Ørsted’s Hornsea Project Four offshore wind farm.

Europe, United Kingdom
5 Oct 2018

Water UK sets out resilience priorities for extreme weather events Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Beast from the east prompts water industry rethink on long-term resilience.

Europe, United Kingdom
5 Oct 2018

Kings Lynn firm fined £23k for water pollution event

EIA +Planning Briefing: DEM’s storage and spreading of excessive vegetable washings without a permit punished.

Europe, United Kingdom
5 Oct 2018

City of Hull embraces high resolution aerial photography for planning Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: High resolution photo mapping has been employed in Hull City to help the council deliver its statutory obligations.

Europe, United Kingdom
5 Oct 2018

Wildlife Trusts launch legal challenge against Ox-Cam proposal

EIA +Planning Briefing: Wildlife Trusts claim the government has failed to take the environment into account in selecting its preferred Ox-Cam route.

5 Oct 2018

INEOS’ Harthill fracking site faces judicial review Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Submission of late traffic data used by local community group to force a judicial review.

Europe, United Kingdom
5 Oct 2018

Bitter blow for Amey Cespa in Waterbeach EfW refusal Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: £200m EfW plant in Waterbeach rejected on landscape and heritage grounds.

Europe, United Kingdom
4 Oct 2018

People's manifesto for wildlife suggests new Environment Act Locked

Ecology Briefing: A People’s Manifesto for Wildlife has been published outlining a number of political and personal suggestions to help prevent the decline in British Wildlife.

4 Oct 2018

RSK’s Central Alliance partners Utilis to map soil from space

Brownfield Briefing: Firms collaborate to develop satellite-based soil mapping services.

28 Sep 2018

Defra will not deliver all its Brexit programmes by March, says NAO

EIA +Planning Briefing: NAO report outlines Defra’s “enormous challenge” ahead of Brexit with high risk of an incomplete statute book by March 2019

28 Sep 2018

Tackling the housing targets Locked

28 Sep 2018

Local residents support Heathrow Airport, poll shows Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Majority of locals back Heathrow Expansion plans according to new poll.

Europe, United Kingdom
28 Sep 2018

Labour shifts policy on energy, housing and infrastructure Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Labour Party fleshes out a number of potentially vote catching promises from last year’s general election manifesto including energy, housing and environmental initiatives.

Europe, United Kingdom
28 Sep 2018

Bristol transport strategy to prioritise sustainable transport

EIA +Planning Briefing: Cycling, walking and bus journeys will be encouraged in Bristol through effective planning and housing strategy.

Europe, United Kingdom
28 Sep 2018

DCO application submitted for freight rail interchange

EIA +Planning Briefing: DCO application submitted for Northamptonshire freight rail hub.

28 Sep 2018

Scotland outperforms the UK in GHG emission reduction Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Scotland is on track to reach its commitment of reducing emissions by 56% by 2020, according to the Committee on Climate Change

Europe, United Kingdom
27 Sep 2018

Barton Willmore slams Scottish Planning Bill Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Scottish Planning Bill has become politicised and is too heavily-skewed towards community involvement over development delivery, Barton Willmore says.

Europe, United Kingdom