15 Jan 2019

Defra unveils Clean Air Strategy Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Defra adopts total war approach to tackling air quality with tougher stance on ammonia and PM 2.5.

Europe, UK
14 Jan 2019

Groundwater contamination standard published by BSI

Brownfield Briefing: Soil quality – Characterisation of Contaminated Soil Related to Groundwater Protection is now available.

14 Jan 2019

Major Road Network to be created across England Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: The network of England's most important roads aims to support economic growth housing delivery, reduce flood risk and congestion.

14 Jan 2019

National Grid and Energinet to deliver c€2bn Viking Link interconnector Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: The 760km interconnector project will improve access to sustainable electricity generation.

Europe, UK
14 Jan 2019

EfW plants to unleash potential of heat Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Defra’s Resources and Waste Strategy aims to maximise EfW heat recovery.

Europe, UK
14 Jan 2019

English and Welsh water sector leads in Europe, research suggests Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Global Water Intelligence has found water utilities in England and Wales outcompete those in France, Spain and Italy in a number of key areas.

Europe, UK
14 Jan 2019

HS2 would be "disastrous" for Derbyshire claims WLT

EIA +Planning Briefing: HS2 could affect 24 local wildlife sites, according to Derbyshire Wildlife Trust.

14 Jan 2019

Ørsted unveils offshore wind biodiversity policy

EIA +Planning Briefing: Ørsted targets sustainable, environmentally protective development with biodiversity policy.

14 Jan 2019

Oxfordshire Plan 2050 lacks environmental considerations, says CPRE Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Consultation documents provide first glimpse at planning framework for Oxfordshire and its baseline environmental context.

14 Jan 2019

EA annual flood spend falls £40m Locked

Flood Briefing: The figures for England show a fall from £1,296m to £1,256m.

14 Jan 2019

Chinese smart cities on the rise

Sustainable Building Briefing: The Chinese smart city market could be worth £2.87 trillion by 2022, according to the Chinese Government.

Asia, China
14 Jan 2019

CIRIA seeks to quantify off-site benefits

Sustainable Building Briefing: It will work with project contractor University of Cambridge to champion the benefits of off-site manufacturing using quantifiable data.

14 Jan 2019

Cost-cutting opportunities highlighted in homebuilders sustainability report Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: Designing with wellbeing in mind and waste reduction could help save millions, according to the 2018 Next Generation Sustainability Benchmark report

Europe, UK
14 Jan 2019

Government to guarantee domestic solar payments Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: The proposed Smart Export Guarantee ensures that those generating small-scale renewables will be paid for excess electricity supplied to the grid.

Europe, UK
14 Jan 2019

Homes England makes off-site construction statement Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: The Government body’s new South East base will be built using modern methods of construction.

Europe, UK
14 Jan 2019

Manchester to make zero net carbon announcement Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: The Greater Manchester Combined Authority will announce a five-year plan to move towards carbon neutrality this March.

Europe, UK
13 Jan 2019

EA uses Christmas trees to manage water flow Locked

Flood Briefing: The Environment Agency has used discarded Christmas trees to reduce flooding and erosion in Cumbria.

Europe, UK
13 Jan 2019

£1.6m flood project begins in Beaumaris

Flood Briefing: Construction on the scheme is set to run until June and will protect properties previously devastated in the town.

Europe, UK
13 Jan 2019

Green light for £42m Hull flood scheme Locked

Flood Briefing: The scheme aims to protect properties across Hull and forms part of a wider programme of flood defence works in the area.

13 Jan 2019

Unanimous approval for £12m Exmouth flood project

Flood Briefing: Environment Agency’s flood protection scheme will protect Exmouth community for decades.

Europe, UK
13 Jan 2019

Welsh SuDS regulations introduced Locked

Flood Briefing: The Regulations for Sustainable Drainage Systems for new property developments came into force on 7 January.

Europe, UK
13 Jan 2019

North West regional flood plans revealed Locked

Flood Briefing: The North West Regional Flood and Coastal Committee’s draft business plan details the proposed projects and goals of the committee between 2019-2022.

Europe, UK
13 Jan 2019

Community influence over tree protection set to rise Locked

Ecology Briefing: Consultation could see local communities play a greater role in the management of local urban trees.

13 Jan 2019

EA serves Notice of Liability for extensive river damage Locked

Ecology Briefing: The Environment Agency has called on Omex Agriculture Ltd to repair the River Witham, in Lincolnshire, following a pollution incident that killed 100,000+ fish.

13 Jan 2019

Wildlife Trust says Somerset plan endangers bats

Ecology Briefing: Housing developments proposed in the West of England Joint Spatial Plan threaten bat habitats, claims the Avon Wildlife Trust.

Europe, UK
13 Jan 2019

LEP helps back £2.6m natural flood management project Locked

Ecology Briefing: LEP reveals backing for flood management project three years on from the devastating 2015 Boxing Day floods.

13 Jan 2019

SNH guidance aims to protect bats from onshore wind developments

Ecology Briefing: Guidance seeks share best practice and reduce the risk posed to bats by wind turbines.

13 Jan 2019

Environmental implications revealed as Sizewell C final consultation launches Locked

Ecology Briefing: EDF’s Sizewell C project could impact local nature reserve, according to RSPB.

13 Jan 2019

CEH identifies invasive species threats Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Scientists have listed 66 alien plant and animal species that could threaten biodiversity and ecosystems in the EU.

13 Jan 2019

Thames Water fined £2m following Oxfordshire pollution Locked

Ecology Briefing: Water utility found to have polluted two streams which support a range of species including kingfishers, herons and brown trout.