Are you ready for 2021?

We know working with legislation is hard and time consuming.

Just when you think you're on top of everything, you have a slow, painful realisation that 2021 means more COVID-19 changes...

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Cedrec and COVID-19

In these uncertain times, we feel its right to let you all know what we're doing here at Cedrec in light of the on-going development of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The health and wellbeing of ou...

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New fire safety requirements in force at planning stage

All planning applications made after 1 August 2021 for high-rise residential buildings or buildings containing educational accommodation in England must now include a fire statement. This covers al...

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Race to build first commercial electric speedboat

Work by a team of former SpaceX rocket engineers has started on a 24ft 475-horsepower electric speedboat project.

Seed funding of £3m has already been raised to begin work by an LA-ba...

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£2m funding for E-highway

£2m has been given to a study to investigate plans for an overhead electric cable for a 20km stretch of the M180 near Scunthorpe.

Designers are planning to fit lorries with technology...

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Company fined after worker suffered chemical burns

Granville Oil & Chemical Company Ltd was sentenced this month for safety breaches, after a worker suffered chemical burns to both arms and one leg.

Sheffield Magistrates' Court heard th...

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Study shows huge 'design deficit' in planning authority skills

Research has shown that two-fifths of local planning authorities in England do not have access to urban design advice, and three-quarters do not have architectural skills.</...

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Water policy reforms to deliver ambitious environmental agenda

The Government, Environment Agency and Ofwat have set out an ambitious programme of reform to build back greener from the pandemic through the review...

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RTPI say planning is 'essential' to children's recovery after COVID-19

According to the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) guidance, planners should engage children and young people at an early stage within policies, plans and developments.

As around 20% of...

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Company's recycling failure leads to charity donation

The Environment Agency has accepted an Enforcement Undertaking from Birmingham based company Nobisco Ltd for breaking packaging legislation.

Nobisco is now working w...

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Construction company fined after worker falls from garage roof

A construction company has been fined for failing to comply with work at height regulations, after a worker fell from a garage roof.

Kidderminster Magistrates' Court heard that in February...

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Liverpool stripped of World Heritage status

The decision to strip Liverpool of its World Heritage status was made at a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) meeting in China.

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Director prosecuted for failing to comply with Enforcement Notices

A director of a woodworking company has been fined for failing to comply with Enforcement Notices served to protect the health and safety of his employees.

Swansea Magistrates' Court heard...

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Shell to appeal against ruling on carbon emissions

Shell has confirmed that it will appeal against a landmark Dutch court ruling which called for them to cut carbon emissions faster.

In May 2021 the verdict was reached after Friends of the...

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New Multilateral Agreement for the Carriage of Dangerous Goods

The United Kingdom has countersigned Multilateral Agreement M338 on 12 July 2021, under section 1.5.1 of the ADR relating to the carriage of Butadienes and Hydrocarbon mixture, stabilised of Class...

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