18 Apr 2019

Councillors ask MoD to stop land sale Locked

Brownfield Briefing: They want the sale of Middlewick Ranges for housing off the table with the hope it can be turned into a country park.

18 Apr 2019

Bristol takes deep sustainability dive Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: A consultation has been launched to see how public, private, and non-profit organisations are contributing towards making Bristol a better place.

18 Apr 2019

Sheffield’s first Passivhaus custom build scheme? Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: A terrace of 10 affordable custom build homes has been granted planning approval in Stocksbridge.

18 Apr 2019

Berkeley makes carbon positive gains Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: The housebuilder has worked with EcoAct to deliver carbon offsetting projects that supplement the housebuilder’s carbon emissions reduction strategy.

18 Apr 2019

IKEA store receives highest BREEAM rating Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: The Greenwich store is the first retail unit to attain a New Construction Post Construction score of more than 90%, claims the retail giant.

18 Apr 2019

RFID system could transform Internet of Things Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: Battery-free RFID tags could be embedded into non-electronic products to provide a far clearer picture of the goings-on in the indoor environment.

18 Apr 2019

How data are improving our public services Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: A project that creates a database of all the UK’s trees and one that identifies the safest roads for cyclists are among those winning a £1.5m Government funding competition.

18 Apr 2019

Not implementing environmental law cost EU states €55bn last year Locked

Ecology Briefing: Not implementing EU environmental law results in negative outcomes ranging from reduced biodiversity and increased illness to air and noise pollution and unrealised market opportunities.

18 Apr 2019

EA completes outline design of Thames flood defence scheme Locked

Flood Briefing: It is set to reduce flood risk to 15,000 homes and 2,400 businesses in communities along the Thames.

18 Apr 2019

Dawlish sea wall receives approval Locked

Flood Briefing: Teignbridge Council has given the green light for Network Rail’s construction in Devon.

18 Apr 2019

Five takeaways from flood resilience event Locked

Flood Briefing: Several notable points were raised during the Blue-Green Path to Urban Flood Resilience event in Newcastle, according to the University of Nottingham’s Blue-Green team.

18 Apr 2019

Oak decline could put 2300 species at risk Locked

Ecology Briefing: The next best tree, ash, only supports 28% of oak supported species.

18 Apr 2019

Plant barrier to stymie air pollution by school Locked

Ecology Briefing: The 60m plant barrier will mitigate air pollution at Hunter’s Bar Infant School as part of the University of Sheffield’s BREATHE project.

18 Apr 2019

Biosecurity toolkit tackles exotic pest risk Locked

Ecology Briefing: The Landscape Institute’s (LI) plant health and biosecurity toolkit for landscape consultants encourages biodiversity best practice at each stage of projects.

18 Apr 2019

Solihull green corridors part of wider works Locked

Ecology Briefing: The Wildlife Ways scheme is creating wildlife-friendly infrastructure to boost biodiversity and make commuting easier across the Birmingham borough.

18 Apr 2019

Drone guidance could help companies cut costs Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: CIRIA’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Managing Assets shows how drone technology could improve asset management capability.

18 Apr 2019

Climate change: from emergency to opportunity Locked

Flood Briefing: Environment Agency’s ce James Bevan look at the threats and opportunities that climate change presents and likens them to Brexit.

18 Apr 2019

UK projected emissions set to breach 4th and 5th carbon budgets Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: The UK’s latest greenhouse gas projections up to the 2030s point to both the fourth and fifth carbon budgets being substantially breached unless long-overdue policies emerge

18 Apr 2019

Over 100 English councils fail ‘housing delivery test’ Locked

Brownfield Briefing: 219 councils delivered at least 95% of homes they were assessed as needing but 87 authorities will be obliged to revisit their local plans and identify 20% more land.

18 Apr 2019

Birmingham Aquatics centre set to go ahead despite protests Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Objections include increased congestion, pollution, security issues and taking a local park.

18 Apr 2019

Inspector backs Bolton’s ‘no green belt’ policy Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Inspector said of 174-house plan that the total harms to the character and appearance of the site and locality would be very substantial, permanent and long-lasting and run contrary to aims to protect the urban fringe.

18 Apr 2019

Greater Manchester housing plan mired in politics Locked

Brownfield Briefing: It is starting to look like Brexit - but a sub-regional level.

18 Apr 2019

New housing in former quarry in Ebbw Vale Locked

Brownfield Briefing: One hundred home scheme the result of collaboration between Melin Homes, Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council and the Welsh Government.

18 Apr 2019

Force landowners to sell neglected brownfields, says Green Party Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Give communities first choice to buy local land and end right to buy for English council tenants.

18 Apr 2019

Hampshire village extension ‘in public interest’ Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Planning Inspectorate agrees to 42 home development on green belt stressing mitigation measures and sufficient affordable housing.

18 Apr 2019

Flood risk holds up Starbucks Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The local flood risk assessment has changed and SEPA is objecting to the application on a Rutherglen brownfield.

18 Apr 2019

Trees and green belt could influence Sheffield election Locked

Brownfield Briefing: CPRE set to run its own green belt consultation along with threat map.

18 Apr 2019

Wirral’s Labour group denies ‘green belt carve up’ Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Leaked document reveals political shenanigans over green belt allocations.

18 Apr 2019

Water management for ‘Jam’ housing estate in Woking Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Housing overspill set to become a sustainable community.

12 Apr 2019

Environment Analyst partners with Contamination Expo Locked

Brownfield Briefing: There are 120 CPD-accredited seminars and over 150 suppliers all under one roof. Over 6000 attendees are expected.