15 Dec 2018

Enlarged King’s Lynn gas plant gets go-ahead Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Use of diesel and potential acid deposition not thought significant enough to reject application.

15 Dec 2018

Off-grid buildings to be test bed for decarbonised heat Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: England’s off-grid communities will be in the vanguard of low-carbon and renewable heating in the government’s emerging future framework for heat in buildings. Paul Hatchwell reports.

15 Dec 2018

Residential carbon intensity falls in Northern Ireland Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: Overall emissions per capita have reduced by 28% between 1990 and 2016, despite population growth of 17% over the period.

15 Dec 2018

Innovative Stoke scheme gets green light Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Government redevelopment funding for two major sites for rented homes gets go-ahead.

15 Dec 2018

Government urged to act on post-Brexit LIFE replacement Locked

Ecology Briefing: Wildlife groups highlight a potentially damaging gap in biodiversity and natural capital project finances, post-Brexit.

15 Dec 2018

Salford fights the south for affordable housing grant Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The council asks for £14m to build more than a hundred affordable homes on four council-owned sites.

15 Dec 2018

Plans for Coventry brownfield site take shape Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Pumping station will form the centrepiece of the new development.

15 Dec 2018

Dudley development rejected on ecology and biodiversity grounds Locked

Ecology Briefing: Biodiversity has trumped development pressures in a popular, biodiverse woodland setting in the West Midlands.

15 Dec 2018

New SuDs tool tackles coalfield development constraints Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The Coal Authority and Environment Agency have joined forces to tackle drainage problems in coalfield areas.

15 Dec 2018

Contamination headache over Orkney battle regeneration site Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Efforts to persuade the UK Government to tackle the contamination at this stage “are likely to be challenging" says report.

15 Dec 2018

Jacobs wins major roads contract Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Jacobs will work with Costain to increase safety and capacity.

15 Dec 2018

Objectors fight 2000-home redevelopment at Lancashire colliery Locked

Ecology Briefing: They say it lead to the destruction of a “special, unique and cherished wildlife habitat”.

15 Dec 2018

Caudrilla halts work again due to fracking quake Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: The 0.5 threshold at which fracking must stop is equivalent to vibrations from mixed traffic on a busy road.

15 Dec 2018

Low carbon Cambridge scheme could be ‘game changer’ Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Current transport network cannot cope so new form of development proposals put forward.

15 Dec 2018

Controversial £1.4bn Newport black route ‘vital’ to Welsh economy Locked

Ecology Briefing: Welsh government backs the black route but there have been 335 official objections.

15 Dec 2018

Council calls for bat and nesting birds protection Locked

Ecology Briefing: Cheshire East Council takes a precautionary approach with planned time limits and exclusion zones.

15 Dec 2018

MMC inquiry launched by Government Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: The expanding role of modern methods of construction in the UK’s housing mix will be investigated by the Housing, Communities, and Local Government Committee.

15 Dec 2018

Marine natural capital mapping system under development Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: An innovative marine natural capital mapping system is currently under development for Natural England.

15 Dec 2018

Decom North Sea publishes offshore decommissioning waste guidance Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Managing Offshore Decommissioning Waste Guidelines now available following publication by Decom North Sea.

15 Dec 2018

Work to begin on innovative Stirling heat network Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Development of the first large sewer heat pump to serve customers via a district heating network is set to begin.

15 Dec 2018

A358 route announcement due in spring Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: The preferred route for the project will be announced next year, after consultation feedback revealed further evaluation of the route options would be needed.

15 Dec 2018

Carbon capture storage licence awarded by OGA Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: OGA licenses Project Acorn, a CCS project seeking to repurpose existing CO₂ infrastructure at a site in northern Scotland.

15 Dec 2018

Climate change guidance could jeopardise flood risk validity Locked

Flood Briefing: Consultancy claims the publication of 2016 climate change guidance could be resulting in the inaccurate estimation of flood risk.

15 Dec 2018

Devon flood scheme receives £3.8m boost Locked

Flood Briefing: The extra funding has helped protect more than 400 properties in Totnes and could boost local wildlife.

15 Dec 2018

Plans for £112m Leeds flood defence scheme submitted Locked

Flood Briefing: Phase two of the scheme will include 2.4ha of wetland habitat and a range of engineered defence measures.

15 Dec 2018

Towns and cities benefit common species, but damage unique ones Locked

Ecology Briefing: Human development of natural habitats is impacting localised species, according to a recent research paper.

15 Dec 2018

100,000 trees to be planted under Sheffield woodland strategy Locked

Ecology Briefing: Council’s 15-year strategy will see 100,000 trees planted, helping Sheffield retain its title as the UK’s greenest city.

15 Dec 2018

HS2 ES needs more detail on noise, claims council Locked

Ecology Briefing: The working draft environmental statement for HS2 phase 2b needs more information regarding its vibration and noise impacts, according to Nottinghamshire County Council.

15 Dec 2018

Temporary superhero station given go ahead Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. will be built at the ExCel Centre in London.

15 Dec 2018

Scottish regeneration projects to receive £25m Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The funding will be put towards commercial and industrial projects.