10 Aug 2018

Over 80% of new builds have EERs of B and above in 2018 stats Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: Over four fifths of new builds have achieved EERs of B and above, finds latest EPC statistics.

10 Aug 2018

London best city for EV infrastructure Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Spotahome analysis finds London is best place to get access to electric vehicle charging points.

Europe, United Kingdom
10 Aug 2018

Government responds to green finance report Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Government reveals it will not commit to addressing the collapse of UK clean energy investment as it responds to green finance report.

10 Aug 2018

Yale ranks UK as sixth most environmentally-friendly country in world Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Index ranks UK highly in biodiversity and water but poorly in forests and fisheries.

Europe, United Kingdom
10 Aug 2018

Drought and flood events will cost the water industry (and the taxpayer) Locked

Flood Briefing: The Institution of Mechanical Engineers makes recommendations for improving resilience of the UK to drought and flood events.

Europe, United Kingdom
10 Aug 2018

EIA completed for Mossy Hill wind farm

EIA +Planning Briefing: ES submitted as part of 50MW wind farm planning application.

10 Aug 2018

Sand and gravel quarries for Nottinghamshire

EIA +Planning Briefing: Nottinghamshire County Council sets minerals priorities up to 2036 including the development of three new quarries.

Europe, United Kingdom
9 Aug 2018

B&Q opts for battery storage

Sustainable Building Briefing: The energy storage batteries will be used to reduce B&Q’s grid power consumption by 31% at its distribution centre in Swindon.

9 Aug 2018

First homes receive Home Quality Mark Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: Crest Nicholson’s 100-home development in Hertfordshire has received BRE’s Home Quality Mark certification.

9 Aug 2018

Green light for Greater Manchester green vision

EIA +Planning Briefing: Approval given for plans to make Greater Manchester one of the greenest cities in the UK.

9 Aug 2018

EA seeks collaborative flooding approach Locked

Flood Briefing: The Environment Agency is collaborating with more than 150 people from 90 organisations to improve UK flood prevention.   

9 Aug 2018

Inverness flood scheme enters final phase

Flood Briefing: Final phase of flood risk reduction scheme begins in Inverness.

9 Aug 2018

EA commits to £9m floodplain restoration

Ecology Briefing: EA commits to Lower Otter restoration project enabling initial works to commence.

9 Aug 2018

EA outlines plans for £32m Perry Barr and Witton project

Flood Briefing: The scheme, which is entering its second phase, could reduce flood risk at 1,400 properties in the north Birmingham area.

9 Aug 2018

United Utilities hosepipe ban waived following drought applications Locked

Flood Briefing: Water utility applies for drought permits weeks before calling off a proposed hosepipe ban.

9 Aug 2018

Accord launched to enhance National Parks and woodland Locked

Ecology Briefing: Woodlands and National Parks will be protected by an Accord launched last week.

9 Aug 2018

Government tries to tackle ammonia pollution with guide

Ecology Briefing: It has produced a new guide to help farmers reduce the air pollution caused by ammonia gas.

9 Aug 2018

Norfolk Boreas ecological surveys concluded

Ecology Briefing: Ecological surveying of proposed 1.8GW offshore wind farm is completed.

9 Aug 2018

AI targets algae buildup Locked

Ecology Briefing: Artificial intelligence could speed up monitoring at water treatment plants and identify cyanobacteria before they become a problem, say Canadian researchers.

9 Aug 2018

Stay of execution for Coul Links wildlife

Ecology Briefing: Unable to reach a decision for proposed golf course, Scottish Ministers extend application’s consideration period.

9 Aug 2018

Gas storage regeneration slated for housing Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The former National Grid liquefied natural gas storage site in Partington, Greater Manchester, will be turned into housing.

9 Aug 2018

Lovell aims to deliver £45m Hatfield scheme

Brownfield Briefing: The regeneration firm has been tasked with creating a mixed use development that will help revitalise the High View neighbourhood centre in the Hertfordshire town.

9 Aug 2018

460,000 homes planned for green belt, says CPRE Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Despite Government commitments to protect the UK’s greenfields, the green belt remains under severe pressure, according to the charity.

9 Aug 2018

Home building generates £38bn, finds report Locked

Brownfield Briefing: About £12bn was also invested in land and buildings in England and Wales, according to a Lichfields report.

9 Aug 2018

SOCOTEC secures Tata Steel contract

Brownfield Briefing: The testing and inspection firm will provide support for ongoing remediation works at the steelmaker’s Port Talbot site in Wales.

9 Aug 2018

Green belt rethink may be required, says IEA Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Much of the land within the green belt isn’t valuable or scenic and tight greenfield regulations are preventing many from buying homes, claims the Institute of Economic Affairs.

3 Aug 2018

Hereford Bypass takes step closer with route announcement Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Herford’s western relief road now has a preferred route as the detailed environmental investigations get underway.

Europe, United Kingdom
3 Aug 2018

French-UK interconnector to go through DCO process

EIA +Planning Briefing: The AQUIND interconnector is given DCO route despite not qualifying as an NSIP.

Europe, United Kingdom
3 Aug 2018

Conwy flood works begin

Flood Briefing: National Resources Wales is seeking to reduce flood risk at 33 properties using a range of measures.

3 Aug 2018

Low Impact bat mitigation licence issued Locked

Ecology Briefing: Natural England’s new class of licence gives ecological consultants more powers to disturb certain types of bat roosts.