15 Nov 2019

RSK acquires ATP, the seventh company this year Locked

Latest buy adds architecture, building surveying and project management capabilities.

UK
15 Nov 2019

Former Leven Road Gas Works development approved Locked

2,800 homes to be constructed on the 20ha brownfield site, alongside commercial space, a new riverside park and a secondary school

UK
15 Nov 2019

Planning inspector went beyond powers in turbine case Locked

Case focused on the limits of power under section 73 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

UK
15 Nov 2019

North could be key to UK growth in the twenty-first century Locked

Breaking the Brexit deadlock could mean that more money is set to be spent in the north of England on green energy, transport and housing, whoever wins the election. Will Hatchett reports.

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15 Nov 2019

Jenrick turns down urban extension to Fleet

Objections included lack of schools and medical facilities and increased congestion.

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15 Nov 2019

NI Environment Agency backs down on Tyrone gold mine Locked

NIEA will not contest the judicial review, as the discharge consent “did not meet the procedural requirements set down in the regulations”.

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15 Nov 2019

Rare moth protected by water company in King’s Lynn Locked

Company ecologists said the loss of Orange Conch population could result in “a major impact on the species at a county level".

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8 Nov 2019

End of fracking in the UK? Locked

Is the ban on fracking in England due to safety concerns the end for the industry in this country?

UK
8 Nov 2019

Street lights and timeshares – the world of the bat Locked

Red LEDs provide bat-friendly highway lights, and sensors combined with machine learning reveal that different bat species hunt at different times.

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8 Nov 2019

Don’t panic! ‘Dad’s Army’ response to climate change sea level rise Locked

Have you heard of internal drainage boards? They have a frontline role in dealing with the floods and coastal erosion that will be caused by climate change. Will Hatchett reports

UK
8 Nov 2019

New strategy to guide IEMA’s work for next five years Locked

A number of key guidance documents and briefings are to be launched in the coming months on topics including digital EIA, climate change, materials and waste.

UK
7 Nov 2019

Environmental improvements from smart cities proving difficult Locked

EIC report finds that the proportion of smart initiatives that are focused on environmental problems (23%) has not increased over the last five years.

UK
7 Nov 2019

Climate change valid reason for refusing Ledbury development Locked

The inspector said the development “would also be contrary to the environmental role of planning in moving to a low carbon economy" and gave the argument considerable weight.

UK
7 Nov 2019

Protect net zero commitment says RTPI manifesto Locked

It points out that local authority planning teams have seen a reduction of 42% in funding since 2009/10 which doesn't help to meet targets.

UK
1 Nov 2019

‘Dynamic duo’ of housing promote beauty and technology Locked

The housing secretary and minister have been putting forward radical ideas to boost UK housing supply – a revamp of permitted development and more modular housing.

UK
1 Nov 2019

MPs push for non-regression of standards in Environment Bill Locked

MPs worry that under the current wording, the bill enables a future government to weaken current standards.

UK
1 Nov 2019

Partnership to deliver ‘super port’ at Tilbury 2 Locked

The terminal will have deep-sea capacity for vessels up to 100,000 metric tonnes, facilitating the arrival of  construction materials into central London.

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31 Oct 2019

Green belt falls by 3,290ha in last year, says Government Locked

The amount of green belt in England fell by 0.2% in the past year - the second largest decrease in the past nine years, according to 2018/19 statistics.

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25 Oct 2019

Views vary on Brexit threat to environmental regulation Locked

How completely will environmental protections in EU law be retained and preserved after Brexit? It depends who you ask.

UK
25 Oct 2019

New building regs are part of net zero 50 Locked

The consultations are designed to ensure that homes have  low carbon requirements for heating and high standards of energy efficiency.

UK
25 Oct 2019

Court of Appeal hears case against Heathrow runway Locked

The Court of Appeal has heard the cases made by several organisation against a third Heathrow runway this week.

UK
24 Oct 2019

Parish council victory overturns Halton's waste plant Locked

It argued that the site was not listed for use as a waste transfer station in the relevant Joint Waste Development Plan.

UK
24 Oct 2019

Environment Bill met with scepticism Locked

The Government’s Environment Bill has elicited a mixed reaction. Here is what the RTPI, Greenpeace, Labour, and Friends of the Earth had to say about it…

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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 (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
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
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

Climate-friendly councils revealed Locked

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

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