18 Oct 2019

Calls for stricter regulation at RemSoc Conference Locked

Delegates vote overwhelmingly for stricter and better resourced regulation in lively panel debates.

UK
18 Oct 2019

Key Takeaways from Environment Analyst's Brownfield Intelligence Network, 8 October, London Locked

UK
18 Oct 2019

Grenfell report should worry all urbanites Locked

The Government’s report into post-Grenfell land contamination was supposed to ease people’s fears, but it might make Londoners feel worse. Eoin Redahan reports. 

UK
18 Oct 2019

Ashford wins High Court challenge over rail sidings site Locked

Mrs Justice Elisabeth Laing said that the plan was sound and ruled that the objector, Bellamile failed to bring its claim in time and in the correct way.

UK
18 Oct 2019

Wind farm and warehouses only sectors to avoid Brexit blight Locked

Autumn forecasts from the Construction Products Association’s (CPA) have been lowered due to factors such as HS2 delays, Hinkley Point C cost overruns and trends in house price growth.

UK
18 Oct 2019

Environment Bill contains binding targets and biodiversity net gain Locked

The OEP will not be able to fine the UK Government for non-compliance with environmental targets but will be able to impose sanctions against public bodies.

UK
18 Oct 2019

McVey proposes planning delay rebates and ‘A-team’ Locked

Teams could include specialist planners, designers or ecologists, for struggling authorities.

UK
17 Oct 2019

Civil servants spur Birmingham and Peterborough regeneration Locked

Government's Hub Programme will involve 2,700 civil servants moving to new sites, reduce operating costs and streamline the Government’s estate.

UK
17 Oct 2019

Arts investment backs York and Coventry brownfields Locked

A £250m Culture Investment Fund aims to drive regeneration and attract tourists to world-class cultural attractions across England.

UK
17 Oct 2019

593 former USEPA workers call for Trump investigation Locked

A letter signed by former US EPA employees alleges that the agency’s “political appointees have worked overtime for the past two years to delay or water down standards”.

US states
17 Oct 2019

Grenfell soil contaminants typical for urban areas, says Government Locked

Lead, PAHs, and benzo(a)pyrene exceeded screening levels in part but are at consistent with the chemical levels generally found in London, it claims.

UK
17 Oct 2019

Edinburgh losing 11ha of green belt a year, says report Locked

A lot of this is due to the paving of garden areas, says the Centre of Expertise for Water (CREW).

UK
17 Oct 2019

Vesuvius ready for development Locked

Infrastructure works have now been completed to facilitate the regeneration of the former Vesuvius brickworks site in Worksop.

UK
17 Oct 2019

High Court rules against Brighton community group Locked

Safe Rottingdean’s objection to the redevelopment of a former school site has failed.

UK
14 Oct 2019

Numerous bills set to affect D&I sector Locked

Besides the Environment Bill, other areas include the Agriculture Bill, building safety standards, a National Infrastructure Strategy, regional and railway reform - providing the Conservatives win the election.

UK
11 Oct 2019

The race is on for sustainable towns and cities Locked

Environment Analyst’s Sustainable Towns and Cities Conference covered topics ranging from town planning to energy systems. Ian Grant listens to some of solutions proposed.

UK
11 Oct 2019

The slow drip of sustainable change Locked

SURF has written a paper tracing the changes in the sustainable remediation industry in the past 10 years. Unfortunately, progress reads more like a stodgy epic than a riveting page turner. Eoin Redahan reports.

Global, United States
11 Oct 2019

Solar mine-water treatment trimming costs, says Coal Authority Locked

It says its solar programme reduces annual electricity spend by £150,000 and cuts carbon emissions by 800y/yr.

UK
11 Oct 2019

McVey warns Broxbourne to ‘lay off green belt’ Locked

She says her key priority as a minister will be “to limit the pressure on undeveloped green belt land” in new developments.

UK
11 Oct 2019

Guide to producing beautiful and successful places Locked

The guide has been prepared in the context of climate change, changing home ownership models and new developments in technology.

UK
11 Oct 2019

IKEA ‘flat pack housing’ schemes agreed for Worthing and Bristol Locked

The council would receive a 30% allocation for affordable housing for families on its waiting list and the rest a mortgage that should only represent a third of a household’s combined salary.

UK
11 Oct 2019

Bacteria used for oil cleanup in Iraq Locked

The UN’s biological remediation pilot project in Kirkuk is looking into using microbes to decontaminate extensive oil spillages in the area.

Global, Iraq
11 Oct 2019

Housing Secretary puts positive twist on housing statistics

More than 173,000 homes were built by developers in the year up to June 2019, according to Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick, but the housing statistics aren’t quite so encouraging on closer inspection.

UK
11 Oct 2019

Climate-friendly councils revealed Locked

Wiltshire is the most climate-friendly council in England and Wales, according to Friends of the Earth research.

UK
11 Oct 2019

European soil and land use aren’t sustainable, warns EEA Locked

Expanding cities and infrastructure networks and intensive agriculture are compromising these vital resources, says the the European Environment Agency.

Europe
4 Oct 2019

Last minute delay to Hornsea Three wind farm decision Locked

Late representations on the impacts of a 2.4 Gigawatt offshore windfarm off the Yorkshire coast have forced a six-month delay to allow further consultation.

UK
4 Oct 2019

Scottish Planning Act puts climate centre stage Locked

As a new Scottish planning framework emerges, permitted developments that cut red tape to accelerate greenhouse gas emissions mitigation have been thrust to the top of the agenda.    

UK
3 Oct 2019

Conservatives target infrastructure, climate change and ugly developments

The Conservative Party conference was inevitably dominated by Brexit, but there was also a raft of announcements on infrastructure, a new package of measures to help meet the UK’s Net Zero target for 2050, and on localism in planning. But concerns over Brexit’s impacts on environmental standards and the UK's ability to meet carbon budgets persist.

UK
3 Oct 2019

West Sussex councillors say no houses until coast is protected Locked

Before the Ice Age, Arun DC was underwater. Now the sea is returning. Newly-installed councillors are vowing to block new large-scale housing developments until flood defence measures have been put in place

UK
3 Oct 2019

Joined-up urban planning needed, urges RTPI Locked

Climate change challenges will become more daunting if we don’t adopt a more joined up approach to planning infrastructure in towns and cities, says the planning body.

UK