RSK launches renewables-support business Locked

RSK launches CAN Renewables to target wind and solar infrastructure opportunities

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Mott Mac makes limited progress on gender pay gap Locked

High retention rates stifle the company’s progress to reduce its gender pay gap

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UK plc calls for a green recovery Locked

Investing in low carbon technology will lead to a healthy and resilient economy post-COVID-19 say business leaders

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Anticipation is key to surviving disasters Locked

NIC calls on the UK to better prepare for events such as terrorist attacks, pandemics, digital disruption and climate change

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Infrastructure sites around the UK ramp up activity Locked

Contractors are returning to Hinkley, Sellafield, HS2, Crossrail, Thames Tideway and the North London Heat and Power Project in their droves.

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High Court gives all clear for Drax gas conversion Locked

Drax gas conversion can go ahead; future legal challenges must be directed at energy NPS

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Homes England backs Waterbeach new town Locked

Infrastructure loan secured for the Waterbeach Barracks former Bomber Command base in Cambridgeshire: “the best brownfield site in the country”

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Cambridge planners release low carbon district proposals Locked

The planners want to "show others how, through planning policy, we can create new districts that prioritise community cohesion and enable a zero-carbon way of life."

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Brownfield roundup: Southwark | Birmingham | Glasgow | Swindon | Stonehenge Locked

Mixed-use developments in London and Birmingham, potential EIA's in Swindon and Aldermaston, Tesla and Warrington rumours, and a big archaeological dig at Stonehenge

UK

Big year for ground gas in the UK Locked

We preview upcoming guidance on mine gas risk assessment & retrofitting hazardous ground gas protection measures and get an update on the Gas Protection Verification Accreditation Scheme

UK

Huge potential of digitally enhanced construction not being realised Locked

By 2027, digital technology could add £38.2bn to construction businesses’ bottom lines, through resource efficiency and digitally enabled construction and asset maintenance.

UK

£12m added to derelict land and empty homes scheme Locked

Since No Use Empty launched in 2005 it has returned 6,326 homes back into use and provided £33.7m in short term secured loans.

UK

BSI publishes UK safe working guidelines Locked

UK

Embed five capitals within procurement, urges ACE Locked

UK

Environment Agency awards Jacobs £8m NaFRA2 contract Locked

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Passivhaus homes for Cotswolds village Locked

Passivhaus homes, community workshop, café and creche approved in virtual meeting

UK

Hydrogen-heating pilot in Scotland proposed Locked

The UK’s natural gas suppliers think hydrogen-heating could make a significant contribution to reducing global warming

UK

Neighbouring councils may build homes for Oxford Locked

Oxford’s neighbouring district councils will need to build more homes than the city will build itself, say inspectors

UK

Innovative funding key to Scottish nature plan Locked

Scottish nature conservation plan aims to unlock £1bn from diverse investment sources

UK

EDF submits planning application for Sizewell C Locked

Wildlife groups say Sizewell C will ‘devastate’ wetlands; but a funding package has still not been agreed for the £16bn project

UK

Stantec wins Bristol Water AMP7 contract Locked

UK

B&V operational restructure allows environmental focus Locked

B&V’s Matt Clegg discusses the firm’s refocus on environmental services, its digital differential and how the firm is weathering COVID-19

Europe, Global, UK

Brownfield round-up: Southend | Nuneaton | Birmingham | Stoke | Huddersfield | GPE Locked

Flood risk stalls homes in Shoebury; a big regeneration plan for Digbeth; Huddersfield links UN SDGs to 31,000 homes; and a developer sets up a COVID-19 charity

UK

ERM CEO backs ‘greeniums’ in COVID-19 recovery Locked

Consultancy chief exec co-authors paper arguing for discounts on borrowing and higher carbon price to enable low-carbon energy projects in bid to ‘build back better’

Europe, Global, UK

Aberdeen opens up Local Development Plan and Delivery Programme Locked

Changes include seven intervention areas, wider uses of leisure and service uses for retail frontages and an Energy Transition Zone supporting low carbon and renewable energy industries.

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Green belt warehouse plans called in Locked

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Jenrick quashes his own permission for Tower Hamlet homes Locked

The day after he gave permission in January, Tower Hamlets local plan and new CIL rates came into force. which would have meant the developer would have to stump up millions more.

UK

New date in November 2021 proposed for COP26 Locked

Europe, Global, UK

S&P Global advances climate and ESG focus Locked

The international credit ratings agency is actively building its ESG portfolio; EA hears from the sustainable finance team on how COVID-19 is impacting the ESG space and the EU’s carbon emissions reduction goals

Europe, Global

Sweco confirms furloughed staff numbers across Europe in Q1 statement Locked

Ten percent of Swedish firm’s UK contingent on furlough; Q1 financials strong enough for dividend payments

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