5 Jul 2019

£26m boost to UK carbon capture and storage Locked

The UK’s carbon capture sector has been languishing since the Government’s £1bn CCS competition was axed in 2015, but £26m funding for nine projects has been awarded to kick-start a new period of growth.

UK
5 Jul 2019

Burton-on-Trent flood scheme kicks off Locked

Burton-on-Trent homes and businesses are to benefit from £30m of additional flood protection, including wildlife and recreational enhancements as works begin.

27 Jun 2019

Welsh Government consults on £350m flood plan Locked

The consultation covers flood and coastal erosion mitigation measures for the next decade.

27 Jun 2019

Noise pollution is damaging bird life, says university Locked

Bird communication is disrupted by noise pollution, say researchers at Queen’s University Belfast.

27 Jun 2019

Biodiversity monitoring turning to audio recording, finds research Locked

Computer-evaluated sound recordings are becoming more effective at tallying animal and bird populations than traditional methods, say German scientists.

21 Jun 2019

Exmouth tidal defence scheme goes ahead Locked

An urgent project to strengthen and enhance tidal defences along high risk coastline at Exmouth has been approved by East Devon District Council.

21 Jun 2019

EA to carry out strategic assessment of flood plans

Ten flood risk management plans across England and shared with Scotland and Wales need to be subjected to full SEA, the Environment Agency says.

UK
21 Jun 2019

Heathrow consults on major expansion masterplan Locked

Controversial plans to increase air traffic movements at Heathrow by 58% involve a new runway over the M25, associated facilities, relocation of roads and rivers, but there will be many more indirect impacts if final approval is granted.

21 Jun 2019

Copenhagen establishes cutting-edge combined heating and cooling system Locked

A highly advanced district heating and cooling project in Copenhagen has been delivered, drawing on cost-saving synergies between the two systems.

21 Jun 2019

Norway in pole position for full electrification Locked

Large-scale electrification of key sectors of the Norwegian economy under way shows how early net-zero status could be achieved, with wider lessons for the UK.

14 Jun 2019

River flood defences save UK £1.1bn a year, says ABI Locked

Inland flooding costs would be almost three times higher without inland river barriers and flood defences, according to the Association of British Insurers.

Europe, UK
14 Jun 2019

UK government commits to net zero emissions with caveats Locked

The Government has been widely praised for making the UK one of the first countries to embrace a very challenging net zero emissions target for 2050, but the move has been partially overshadowed by a decision to carry forward previous emission savings.

Europe, UK
13 Jun 2019

Deadly bee disease found in Scotland Locked

An apiary in Perthshire has been destroyed following an outbreak of American foulbrood (AFB), according to the Scottish Government.

10 May 2019

New business hub lands in Manchester made of containers Locked

Nearly 750sq m of space for small businesses has been created using containers on a brownfield site in Manchester.

9 May 2019

NAO says government behind on land for homes target Locked

Report says it is likely to miss homes target but on track to meet £5bn in sales proceeds.

9 May 2019

Artisan business hub lands in Manchester - made from containers Locked

Nearly 750 sq m of space for small businesses on a brownfield under a 'meanwhile use' agreement.

9 Mar 2018

Government delays decision on open surface coal mine Locked

Government decision on surface coal mine which would see the creation of 100 jobs, is delayed.

9 Mar 2018

S-106 and CIL-sourced spending on environment falling Locked

Developer contributions spent on open space and environment has fallen by 47% since 2005/06.

Europe, UK
9 Mar 2018

South Essex councils collaborate on infrastructure, homes and jobs Locked

Local authorities collaborate to produce strategic plan designed to improve infrastructure and ensure local plans are delivered in a joined-up approach

9 Mar 2018

Whitehall says simplified LA housing need calculator to stay Locked

MHCLG to push ahead with ONS-based housing need calculator for LAs despite low-levels of support.

9 Mar 2018

EIA scoping report for 100MW energy array submitted Locked

An environmental scoping report has been submitted for floating wind and wave energy project in Pembrokeshire.

20 Feb 2018

Environmental compliance hits six-year high in Scotland Locked

SEPA’s Compliance Assessment Scheme finds progress is being made through the Scottish environmental permitting regime

Europe, UK
15 Feb 2018

Hornsea Project Three: impacts tackled Locked

Ørsted has published updated plans for its Hornsea Project Three offshore wind farm, incorporating feedback given by local communities and stakeholders as part of a consultation.

25 Jan 2018

Heathrow consults on expansion plans Locked

Part of the M25 could be redirected under the runway in proposed plans.

18 Jan 2018

RTPI publishes SEA guidance Locked

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has published guidance seeking to help planners undertake more effective and efficient strategic environmental assessment (SEA) and sustainability appraisals (SA).

13 Dec 2017

Kirkby Moor extension request rejected Locked

A planning application submitted by Zephyr Investments to extend the life of Kirkby Moor wind farm to 2027 has been rejected by South Lakeland District Council.

8 Nov 2017

Aldersgate Group demand legally binding targets from 25 year plan Locked

The Aldersgate Group has published two briefings setting out key priorities for the upcoming 25 Year Environment Plan (25 YEP).

Europe, UK
1 Nov 2017

Renewable electricity generation approaches 30% Locked

ONS figures show electricity generated by renewable energy rose to 29.8% in Q2 2017 as the UK tops PwC’s low carbon economy index

26 Oct 2017

Arundel bypass is “unacceptable development” in a national park Locked

West Sussex County Council has put forward its preferred route for the £250m A27 Arundel Bypass on the south coast of England.

26 Oct 2017

WFD and FD to get fitness check Locked

The European Commission has announced the start of a fitness check of the Water Framework Directive and the Floods Directive

Europe, UK