RPS appointed to public sector procurement framework Locked

UK

Brownfield review: Liverpool | Salford | Rochdale | Leeds | London Locked

In Liverpool, worries over lack of control on lorry parks, while in Salford, a victory for brownfield , a new Neighbourhood concept development in Rochdale, and a warning to infill developers in south London, this week.

UK

WMCA clean-up loan releases industrial site Locked

The £3.6m loan will enable clean-up of the 2.7-acre industrial site, helping smaller local companies find premises.

UK

Liverpool publish plan to keep UN World Heritage status Locked

A development prospectus for the North Shore shows moderated building heights, less massing and enhanced heritage views in an attempt to retain World Heritage status

UK

Yorkshire councils back devolution deal Locked

Brownfield development is one area set to benefit from the additional £1.8bn public investment to the region

UK

Government adds £30m boost to local housing initiatives Locked

Councils can bid for £20m towards remediation and infrastructure to bring forward housing sites, while partnerships can make bids to a £10m fund for property programmes.

UK

Flood risk management lacks focus Locked

The government has accepted that surface water flooding responsibilities are confused and overlap. But when will action be taken?

UK

White paper’s unintended consequences Locked

Could the planning white paper re-balance economic development away from the north and produce a centralised, top-down system that pleases nobody? Will Hatchett reports

UK

Promoting nature in built environment is ‘win, win, win’ Locked

Cooler, flood resilient houses, greater biodiversity and reduced crime. What’s not to like?

UK

Gatwick preparing DCO for second runway Locked

Campaigners sceptical of claims that bringing an additional runway into use will not have an environmental impact

UK

Permit challenge over Rivenhall incinerator Locked

Stack height and best available technology are at centre of a legal claim concerning an Essex energy from waste plant

UK

Cowi satisfied with H1 progress; eyes ‘booming’ UK market Locked

Denmark-headquartered engineering, environmental and economics consultancy Cowi has reported a “significantly improved bottom line” for the first half of 2020 to 30 June.

Europe, Global, UK

RSK expands European operation with Austrian purchase Locked

Acquisition juggernaut rolls on as UK environmental firm bolsters European presence with ninth purchase of the year

Europe, Global, UK

Ramboll H1 positive in difficult times Locked

Danish firm sets example in improving profitability while maintaining revenues and staffing levels through pandemic

Europe, Global, UK

RPS doubles down on strategic priorities Locked

CEO talks up preservation of value, resources and capabilities as markets open post-COVID, with London-listed environmental and professional services firm slipping into loss during first half

Europe, Global, UK

Wood experiences double-digit contraction in H1 Locked

Renewables work set to double this year

Europe, Global, UK

Brownfield review: Manchester | Sefton | Warrington | Coventry | Teesside Locked

A key development starts in Manchester, social housing in Sefton, retirement homes in High Streets and problems with Coventry figures this week.

UK

EIC and ACE to merge but ‘remain separate’ Locked

The Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) and the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) are to adopt joint management in a cost-cutting measure

UK

Legal challenge to planning changes moves closer Locked

A new charity hopes to prove in court that the introduction of key aspects of the government’s planning reforms was illegal

UK

Pandemic fails to halt growth of LUC Locked

The environmental planning consultancy is recruiting again in spite of COVID-19, with the digital side of business performing particularly strongly of late, according to MD Jon Grantham

UK

LUC to help Cornwall achieve carbon neutrality Locked

Landscape design and planning consultancy LUC has won a contract to produce a new Renewable Energy Landscape Sensitivity Assessment for Cornwall.

UK

STRI acquires geo-environment specialist EPG Locked

STRI has acquired geo-environmental engineering and design consultancy EPG.

UK

Insight Report: SMEs in ‘sweet spot’ for CV-19 adjustments Locked

Environment Analyst has published a special briefing looking at how small-to-medium environmental consultancies have responded to the COVID-19 crisis and how their future prospects have been affected

UK

RSK scoops up WRc in ongoing acquisition campaign Locked

British environmental and engineering services firm RSK has acquired the Water Research Centre Ltd (WRc) along with its subsidiary Cognica.

Europe, Global, UK

Record community land buy-out in South Scotland Locked

The former mining village is set to invest in affordable housing and develop tourism, local businesses and visitor attractions.

UK

Conservative MPs rail against housing assessment plans Locked

Tory MPs point out that the proposed housing assessment method leads to disproportionate development in the shires and suburbs, while neglecting urban areas and brownfields.

UK

London Resort plans come under fire Locked

Councils concerned over the impact the theme park development would have on town centres, Buglife is worried over the effects on invertebrates and businesses over lack of details on relocation.

UK

Exponential breakthroughs: an audience with the 'godfather of sustainability' Locked

Sustainability pioneer John Elkington inspired an energised debate on the shift to a regenerative economy at the latest meeting of Environment Analyst’s Sustainability Delivery Group

Europe, Global, UK

WSP plots steady route amid low-digit contraction in H1 Locked

Global consultancy WSP headquartered in Montreal, Canada, has posted its half year results for the six months ending 27 June 2020.

Global, North America

Stantec salvages limited growth and modest profits in H1 Locked

Design, engineering and consultancy firm Stantec has reported C$2.43bn ($1.79bn) in revenues for the six months ending 30 June 2020, an increase of 2% on the same period in 2019.

Global, North America