Cedrec Homeshow in April!

Normally by now our Legislation Update Roadshow is all done and dusted, and we’re back in the office getting stuck into our day jobs.

Our plan for 2021 was always to run it a little l...

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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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Pressure mounts on government over mine plans

Back in October, Cumbria County Council granted planning permission for West Cumbria Mining to open a new coking coal mine in Whitehaven, amid much controversy. Given the Government's recent climat...

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Domestic wood burning single biggest source of particulate pollution in the UK

A recent study carried out by DEFRA shows that domestic burning of wood in stoves and fireplaces is the biggest source of particulate matter (PM) pollution in the UK.</...

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HSE refuses to shut workplaces that failed to address the coronavirus risks

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic last year the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) warned that those employers who do not address the risks of the c...

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Target set for net-zero Wales by 2050 or sooner

On 9 February 2021, the Welsh Government set a legal commitment to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, but it's also pushing to "get there sooner" and "business as usual" is no longer a...

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Money withdrawn from green homes grant programme

People are experiencing long delays for grants as part of the green homes grant programme, with some householders waiting nearly five months.

The programme, which was revealed as one of the...

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BBC fined over Planning Court blunder

The BBC has been fined £28,000 after it made a video and audio recording of a hearing in the Planning Court.

Mr Justice Holgate had been hearing arguments through Microsoft Teams on t...

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You have no authority here, Jackie Weaver!

A parish council meeting in Cheshire has become a viral sensation after spiralling into chaos.

A recording of a zoom planning and environment committee meeting of Handforth Parish Council w...

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Cop 26 climate negotiations urged to go online

The UN secretary, António Guterres, has said Governments must step up their efforts ahead of vital climate talks this year, by agreeing to formally negotiate online.

He told a meetin...

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Fossil fuels caused 8.7 million deaths in 2018

Research has found air pollution caused by burning fossil fuels such as coal and oil was responsible for 8.7 million deaths globally in 2018, which equates to one in five of all people who died tha...

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New emphasis proposed for NPPF

Robert Jenrick has suggested a number of changes that could be made to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), including placing more importance on beauty and placemaking.

The new pr...

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Local divisions continue from coalmine plans

Work on the UK's first deep coal mine in more than 30 years could begin this year after it was given the go-ahead by the county council in Cumbria and Robert Jenrick, Housing Secretary.


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Government's progress "painfully slow" on protecting the environment

The UK Government has been criticised by the Public Accounts Committee for a "painfully slow" progress towards protecting the environment.

The spending watchdog pointed out that the first p...

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