New Waste Management Plan for England

A long-awaited new Waste Management Plan for England has been published on 27 January 2021.

The Waste (England and Wales) Regulations SI 2011/988 require the Governm...

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Appeal for 29 storey building rejected in Kennington

An appeal concerning a plan to deliver 258 new homes has been dismissed after an inspector believed the building would not create a balanced community.

The land in Kennington, which is...

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Historical prefab homes to be demolished near Leeds

Miners' houses can be seen across England to this day. Originally built to house miners near to the collieries in which they worked, these houses are a tangible link to our industrial past.

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New legal protection for culture and heritage

Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick has announced new laws aimed at protecting cultural and historical heritage in England. The new protection will mainly cover statues, plaques and other monument...

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Data maps over 21,000 old landfills in England and Wales

Analysis of official data has mapped more than 21,000 old landfills across England and Wales. The data, put together by the Ends Report, has located landfills around the UK with waste categori...

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Global temperatures could stabilize in decades

New research from scientists indicates that if net-zero emissions were achieved that a climate disaster could be stopped.

For a long time, it has been assumed that any achievement of net-ze...

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UK chemicals regime launched

UK REACH, the UK's new independent chemicals regulatory framework began on 1 January 2021.

Businesses which make, sell or distribute chemicals into Great Britain will now need to follo...

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Plans for quayside in Gateshead to proceed

Plans for a new complex on Gateshead Quayside are set to go forward despite some opposition from residents at nearby flats.

A £260 million arena complex is set to be built on Gateshea...

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Storm Bella blows up record wind power

Great Britain has set a new record for wind power generation this Boxing Day.

50.7% of Britian's electricity was provided for when Storm Bella hit with huge winds of up to 100mph. During Ap...

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Development consent order granted for up to 231 turbines

An offshore wind farm has been granted a development consent order by Energy secretary Alok Sharma.

Hornsea One has already started production this year, and Hornsea Two is currently under...

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Compensation for Milton Keynes residents

Residents of Milton Keynes will be given compensation after a new warehouse has been allowed to double in height.

Residents are expected to receive up £50 to £150, with complain...

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Green Alliance investigates 2020 green policies

Green Alliance have drawn up a net zero policy tracker to summarise progress made by the Government in 2020.

The think tank have looked at progress in decarbonisation in the following key a...

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Company fined after worker develops serious respiratory illness

An engineering company has been fined after a worker developed hypersensitive pneumonitis, a serious and irreversible respiratory illness, as a result of occupational exposure to welding fumes and...

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Mountain hares at risk due to failing to adapt to climate change

Mountain hares in Scotland are failing to adapt to climate change, leaving them more vulnerable to predators.

As snow begins to fall mountain hares camouflage themselves by shedding their d...

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Supreme Court overturns block on Heathrow's third runway

The Supreme Court has overturned a Court of Appeal ruling that the Airports National Policy Statement (ANPS) was unlawful, meaning that a development...

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