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

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

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
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.

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

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
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

Flexibility needed in post energy-trilemma world Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: The energy trilemma may be coming to an end. But Helm’s report shows the future is much less simple.

Europe, UK
16 Nov 2018

Draft withdrawal agreement looks to enshrine environmental protections Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Environmental safeguards appear promising and seemingly non-negotiable.

Europe, UK
16 Nov 2018

Updated EU renewable and energy efficiency targets adopted Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: European Parliament approves updated targets to improve renewable energy consumption and efficiency metrics.

Europe, UK
16 Nov 2018

20 year improvement plan for A46 could bring £7.1bn boost Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Midlands Connect suggests improvements for A46 to relieve congestion and boost the national economy.

16 Nov 2018

ClientEarth wades into Drax Re-power debate

EIA +Planning Briefing: ClientEarth claims Drax Re-power gas conversion project jeopardises UK climate ambitions.

Europe, UK
15 Nov 2018

National Grid to bury pylons in Snowdonia Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: National Grid is consulting on proposals to bury electricity pylons in ground-breaking project.

Europe, UK
2 Nov 2018

Glasgow Airport launches five-year noise action plan

EIA +Planning Briefing: Glasgow residents will be able to identify specific aircraft flying overhead and complain to carriers.

Europe, UK
2 Nov 2018

Welsh minister approves Hendy Wind Farm

EIA +Planning Briefing: Benefits of renewable energy outweigh the visual impacts to Llandegley Rocks, Lesley Griffiths concludes.

Europe, UK
2 Nov 2018

Kent County Council rejects fracking permitted development proposals Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Council responds strongly to a proposal that fracking exploration projects could become permitted development.

Europe, UK
2 Nov 2018

NIC to assess the resilience of UK infrastructure Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: With all infrastructure investment booming, Hammond now wants to future proof it.

Europe, UK
1 Nov 2018

HS2 threatens rare habitats in Nottinghamshire, claims WLT Locked

Ecology Briefing: WLT prepares consultation response as ecological impacts of HS2 phase 2b route are revealed.

26 Oct 2018

HS2 route will be “devastating” to south Yorkshire, CPRE claims Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: CPRE South Yorkshire voices concerns over the HS2 route between Mexborough and Clayton.

Europe, UK
26 Oct 2018

OGA looks to maximise oil recovery from Greater Buchan Area Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Government sets sights on recovering 300 mboe from the Greater Buchan Area.

Europe, UK
26 Oct 2018

Government admits all new builds prone to overheating to some degree

EIA +Planning Briefing: All new builds are prone to overheating to some extent, government admits to EAC.

Europe, UK
26 Oct 2018

Stakeholders given extra two weeks to comment on East Anglia wind farms

EIA +Planning Briefing: Scottish Power Renewables has extended the consultation period for the East Anglia TWO and ONE North offshore wind farms by two weeks.

Europe, UK
26 Oct 2018

Defra statute book will be ready for Brexit, says Gove Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Michael Gove is confident Defra will deliver all 86 statutory instruments to convert EU law into UK law before the close of March 2019.

Europe, UK
25 Oct 2018

REA backs 'whole systems' approach to charging infrastructure Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Trade association REA broadly welcomes BEIS committee recommendations on EV infrastructure.

Europe, UK
19 Oct 2018

Fracking to begin at Preston New Road following court decision

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

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, UK
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, UK