6 Dec 2019

Gasworks to become mixed-use despite flooding fears Locked

Councillor says she is completely cynical of any flood risk assessment that concludes that this is a one in 100 year or one in 1,000 year situation.

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6 Dec 2019

BPF points to falling planning funding in manifesto Locked

With the major parties prioritising housing during the current general election, the planning system may struggle to deal with increased housing targets without further investment.

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6 Dec 2019

HS2 wins High Court battle with protesters Locked

Judge David Holland said protests could be staged in the vicinity of the construction site, but not on the footpath.

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6 Dec 2019

RSK acquires consulting engineer Silcock Leedham Locked

The deal will see three businesses – Silcock Leedham Consulting Engineers, Zero Energy Design and Verisys – and its 47 staff added to RSK’s 3,600-strong operation.

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6 Dec 2019

Liverpool’s assets – docks, galleries, tech and the Beatles Locked

The north of England seems to be on the up, at least if you believe politicians’ promises. Here we look at what this might mean for Liverpool and its region.

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6 Dec 2019

Agency warns of ‘runaway global warming’ after 2030 Locked

EEA director says radical policies are needed, such as “breakthrough investments” in areas like electric vehicles, rather than marginal efficiency gains through adapting existing technologies.

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6 Dec 2019

‘Newts not jobs’, says Anglesey Council Locked

It says insufficient information has been received with the planning application for business units to assess the extent of adverse effects on newts together with any avoidance or mitigation measures required.

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6 Dec 2019

Major development for Clydeside brownfields in Renfrewshire Locked

When complete in 2034, the village will contain 4,000 new houses, a business park, a new primary school, community centre, retail and commercial units, leisure facilities, and a community woodland park.

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6 Dec 2019

Agency warns of ‘runaway global warming’ after 2030 Locked

EEA executive director says radical policies are needed, such as “breakthrough investments” in areas like electric vehicles, rather than marginal efficiency gains through adapting existing technologies.

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6 Dec 2019

Subzero snow centre will be ‘landmark’ for Tees Valley Locked

It is part a wider £700m regeneration scheme for the 10ha Middlehaven dock area and backed by £6.1m capital investment from Middlesbrough Council and other funders.

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6 Dec 2019

North Sea oil and gas companies look to renewables and decommissioning

Half of respondents to a survey reported growing demand for their products and services in non-oil and gas projects .

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6 Dec 2019

‘Greener’, scaled-back Ravenscraig unveiled Locked

It is hoped that, by 2045, the development will include about 4,000 houses, 112,000 sq m of industrial, retail and business space and 31,000 sq m of civic and community space.

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6 Dec 2019

New road for Perth could contaminate drinking water Locked

The proposed road falls within a drinking water catchment area, supplying the Gowans Terrace water treatment works and protected under article seven of the Water Framework Directive.

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6 Dec 2019

‘New town’ for Cambridgeshire at Waterbeach Locked

Homes England will provide a £61m loan for infrastructure to Urban&Civic, who are delivering the scheme for the MoD.

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6 Dec 2019

Inland Homes’ ‘best in England’ Wilton Park to go ahead Locked

The £350m scheme will include 1,730 sq m of commercial space, a new 2ha public park, expanded premises for a nursery school, permanent sports pitches and facilities for a youth football club.

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29 Nov 2019

UK must act fast to achieve net zero, says PwC Locked

PwC said the UK is making limited progress outside of power and industry and calls for the UK to electrify heating and transport sectors.

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29 Nov 2019

Sixty percent of Superfund sites at risk from climate change Locked

The congressional watchdog report found 945 of the 1,571 nonfederal sites on the National Priorities List (NPL) are in areas at risk from storm surges, sea level rise, wildfires and flooding.

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29 Nov 2019

Conservatives promise a greener shade of blue Locked

Infrastructure, energy and the environment are at the heart of the Conservative election manifesto. ‘Big ticket’ infrastructure decisions are left to the private sector and for northern political leaders to sort out.

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29 Nov 2019

Greens and Brexit party would scrap HS2, change planning rules and plant trees

Changes to the planning system would incentivise the renovation, enable fees to be set locally, charges for land banking, simplified planning consent for brownfield and easier borrowing for council houses.

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29 Nov 2019

Akzo Nobel brownfield in Rochdale is challenge for development Locked

Historical contaminants include asbestos and there are flood risks and the presence of old clay mine workings.

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29 Nov 2019

Clean-up plans for Blackdog oil landfill Locked

Oil from the landfill, which is on privately-owned land has contaminated an adjacent beach and is believed to have led to the closure of a salmon fishery.

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29 Nov 2019

Brownfield map shows space for a million homes Locked

NFH map shows a total of 332 brownfield registers were retrieved, containing information on 18,277 individual brownfield sites, covering 25,500ha.

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29 Nov 2019

Green belt electioneering in north west Locked

Labour says if the Government used the latest household projection figures to determine housebuilding based on need, we’d be able to protect all of our green belt.

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29 Nov 2019

Shops, flats and hotel for former gasworks site Locked

A report states that the remediation the highly contaminated site would boost to the local economy.

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29 Nov 2019

Development proposed for AONB on the Gower Locked

Action group cites potential effects on tourism and local wildlife along with drainage and access issues.

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29 Nov 2019

Supreme Court to rule on quarry extension in green belt Locked

The decision will influence other planning decisions involving mineral extraction in sensitive green belt locations.

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29 Nov 2019

Protests as Barry biomass plant prepares to go live Locked

It will use a low oxygen gasification process to convert woodchips into syngas, used to generate electricity to power 23,000 homes.

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22 Nov 2019

UK environmental services sector launches 'pledge to net zero'

AECOM and WSP take the lead with industry trade bodies to encourage sector to practise what it preaches.

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22 Nov 2019

Agency’s water quality sampling scaled back Locked

Greenpeace investigation indicates big drop in water pollution monitoring activity by regulator.

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22 Nov 2019

Labour policies will shake-up brownfield sector Locked

A new land trust, developer tax, local transformation funds and regional development banks are just some of the transformative policies in the Labour 2019 manifesto.

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