New EU climate change plans

The European Union has announced new climate change legislation, with the focus on pushing towards its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050.

12 draft proposals were announced this week,...

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Southern Water fined £90 million for sewage pollution

On 9 July 2021, the Environment Agency (EA) successfully prosecuted Southern Water for thousands of illegal raw sewage discharges which polluted rivers and coastal waters in...

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UN to protect third of the world's oceans and land to cut extinction

The United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has drafted an agreement to eliminate plas...

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New housing rules to be introduced

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has announced the introduction of new policies that aim to restrict the use of Article 4 directions when it comes to housing delivery.

Under the Town and Co...

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New Building Safety Bill published

Until now, the Building Safety Bill has been in draft form. However, the Bill has now been set before Parliament and is begin...

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Consultation on environmental permit competence requirements

The Environment Agency is seeking views on the options for changes to the attendance requirements for technically competent managers (TCMs) in relation to rules associated w...

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Director jailed for filling quarry with dangerous waste

A director who allowed thousands of tonnes of waste to be illegally deposited in a former quarry has been jailed for more than two years.

Mark Foley, of Cardiff, was jailed for illegally di...

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Are ‘fluff’ waste materials disposed of as waste for the purposes of landfill tax?

In the Commissioners for Her Majesty's Customs and Excise v Devon Waste Management Limited, Biffa Waste Services Limited, Veolia ES Landfill Limited, Veolia Cleanaway (UK) Limited, the HMRC were ap...

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Retirement village approved in Walton-on-Thames

A 222 unit extra care retirement village has been approved in Walton-on-Thames which will include a gym, restaurant and wellness suite.

The £100 million investment will be built on th...

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Appeal for development in coastal erosion zone dismissed

An appeal has been refused on the grounds that the site was expected to be threatened by coastal erosion towards the end of the century.

The appellant was looking to subdivide the plot of a...

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Eco-scores to be published on food products

In September a pilot launch will see a number of leading food brands display environmental scores on a range of their products.

Foundation Earth, a non-profit organisation, is behind the in...

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CO2 capture plant to be built in Scotland
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Domestic energy flexibilty study launched

A large-scale home energy flexibility study has been launched in order to explore the potential of renewable technologies.

The research is being ran by a consortium which includes National...

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Enforcement undertaking for mushroom supplier

Walsh Mushrooms Group has made a payment to the Marine Conservation Society of £54,880.33 following a breach in their packaging obligations under the Producer Responsibility Obligations (Pack...

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British Airways fined after vehicle collision

British Airways PLC has been fined following a vehicle collision at Terminal 5 of Heathrow Airport.

Southwark Crown Court heard that in March 2018, an employee was struck by a tug pulling a...

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