Atkins creates ‘digital twin’ for London Locked

Atkins has unveiled a gateway to near real-time planning data for the Greater London Authority

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Onshore oil and gas and the net zero transition Locked

We review the changing onshore O&G business environment and ask Jonathan Foster, MD of Zetland Group how an O&G permitting consultancy adapts to a net zero landscape

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Expert Opinion: How GIS revolutionised environmental consultancy Locked

On International GIS Day, senior GIS specialist at Thomson Environmental Consultants Tom Perks explores how GIS revolutionised environmental consultancy

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WWT concerned over planning white paper Locked

It says the proposals would make it almost impossible to deliver a network of green places and corridors to help nature to recover.

UK

What is the UK’s energy policy? Locked

Gas, nuclear or renewables? How does the approval of West Burton C sit with a proposed low carbon energy plan

UK

Scottish coal sites begin woodland transformation Locked

New woodland to be planted on opencast mining sites in Scotland will lock up carbon and create recreational space

UK

Decision day nears for ‘Gatwick gusher’ Locked

Will a judicial review decide that oil drilling near Gatwick Airport breaches the UK’s net zero commitment?

UK

Leadership needed on infrastructure decarbonisation Locked

Adaption of infrastructure will be vital to the UK meeting its net-zero by 2050 target, says the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)

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Delay on office-blocks-to-flats ruling Locked

Opponents of extensions to permitted development will have to wait to see if their SEA legal challenge has been successful

UK

WSP to advise on UK's first major carbon capture project Locked

Carbon capture will soon be a reality in the UK and consultancy WSP is to play a key role in the development of the infrastructure

Europe, Global, UK

EA blasts water company environmental performance Locked

The performance of England’s water and sewerage companies is ‘unacceptable’, according to the Environment Agency

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HS2 needed to bridge ‘east west divide’ Locked

Prominent political and business figures call on government to deliver the eastern leg of HS2 Phase 2b

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Scotland unveils £33bn ‘green deal’ Locked

De-carbonisation, habitat creation and new social housing, schools and hospitals are included in Scotland’s post-COVID-19 recovery plan

Europe, Global, UK

Framework aims for a greener, fairer Wales Locked

The Welsh government has published plans for a high-tech, low-carbon economy and to promote biodiversity and encourage tourism

UK

Green light for Great Yarmouth crossing Locked

Approval has been granted for a new river crossing for Great Yarmouth crossing, following a environmental assessment by WSP

UK

Environment Agency open to replacement of WFD Locked

Environment Agency confirms it is open to the replacement of the WFD, but denies claims it intends to lower regulatory standards

UK

Nitrate trading scheme could be adopted nationally Locked

The run-off of nitrates from building sites has created a ‘development drought’ in Hampshire. But a new scheme may provide the solution.

UK

Environment Agency calls for a green COVID-19 recovery Locked

Noise pollution cause more life years lost than lead, ozone or dioxins and worrying about global warming is making us ill, a report reveals

UK

SMEs and small sites restricted by planning system Locked

Research by Lichfields, based on a sample of planning permissions has highlighted the disadvantage SMEs face in trying to develop small sites and suggests the government’s planning reforms will help.

UK

Planning ‘bottlenecks’ blamed for housing slow-down Locked

A triple whammy of cuts to planning departments, COVID-19 and Brexit uncertainty led to a plunge in construction output over the summer

UK

Hitachi abandons UK nuclear new-build plans Locked

Only one developer now remains in the UK nuclear new-build market after Hitachi exit, leaving the supply chain to scrap for contracts from two remaining sites. Energy whitepaper needed more than ever.

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

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

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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

Jenrick outlines radical planning reform Locked

Environment Analyst assesses Robert Jenrick’s zonal planning proposals and provides the industry reaction, including how it might affect EIA

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