"Realistic goals" needed to speed up planning services

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has questioned the proposal for an accelerated planning system in England, which argues for more realistic goals and better local authority capacity.

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Today is World Password Day!

Today (2 May) is World Password Day, which is a day created by technology company Intel back in 2013.

Traditionally the day is intended as a reminder to take a close look at your login...

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Fund launched to help farmers manage water resources

Groups of farmers will be offered support to work together to store water and protect against the impact of drought through a new fund launched by the government on Monday 22 April.

The &po...

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Arrests made in Yorkshire waste crime enquiry

Four people were arrested this April in connection with an investigation into waste offences, fraud and money laundering at three homes in Yorkshire.

The raids took place on 4 April in join...

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Deposit return schemes expected in 2027 in UK

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has published a joint policy statement on behalf of themselves, the Scottish and Welsh...

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Homes near former landfill approved

A planning application seeking to build 240 homes in Nottinghamshire near to a former landfill site has been approved following an appeal.

The original planning application was for 251 dwel...

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This Sunday is World Day of Safety and Health at Work!

This Sunday (28 April) marks the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have recently announced the theme for this year is "exploring the impacts o...

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Appeal considered over environmental penalties of £1 million

In Brett v Environment Agency, the appellant appealed against penalty notices served on him by the Environment Agency under the Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Regulat...

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HSE updates RIDDOR guidance

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has updated its guidance for responsible persons on when and how to report incidents under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dang...

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Today is World Earth Day!

Today (Monday 22 April) is World Earth Day 2024, which marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environment movement in 1970.

Earth Day is a reminder of the importance of environmen...

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Scotland ditches the 2030 greenhouse gas reduction target

The Scottish Government is planning to ditch its flagship target to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases by 75% by 2030.

This decision follows a damning report from the

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Local authorities to produce design codes

Twelve local authorities will be supported by the Office for Place as part of the Design Code Pathfinder Programme for 2024/25.

This round of the programme:

  • intends to evalua...
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Update to the Approved Document B: Fire safety published

On 29 March 2024, the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities published an

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£400,000 fine for bakery after employee loses leg

A bakery has been fined 400,000 after a worker had to have their leg amputated as a result of an accident.

The accident occurred at Baker & Baker Products, which is based in Brombo...

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ECHR makes first climate ruling

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has made its first ever ruling regarding a climate change case brought to it by a group of more than 2,000 older Swiss women who claimed Switzerland had no...

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