Design guides to be tested in 14 areas

In August 2020 the Government published a planning white paper entitled 'Planning for the Future' which set out new ambitions for a different planning system. Part of the pl...

click to continue
Two male raptors missing from Cumbria

Local residents are being asked by the RSPB to keep watch over two hen harriers that have made a nest on a nature reserve in Cumbria. Concerns have been raised after two other endangered raptors di...

click to continue
Government outlines plans to protect and restore nature in the UK

The Secretary of State for the environment, George Eustice has outlined a series of plans to protect and restore the UK's nature, address the climate and biodiversity crisis...

click to continue
UK plastic waste dumped abroad

Greenpeace has published a report suggesting that over half of the household plastic waste sent for recycling is shipped abroad and most of it goes to countries with low recycling rates. Around 40%...

click to continue
Tesco scraps plastic from cans of alcohol in UK stores

In a move to reduce plastic pollution, the UK grocery giant Tesco is removing all plastic rings and shrink wrap that keeps the cans of alcoholic beverages together in multipacks from its stores.

click to continue
Housing Secretary overturns climate decision

Climate change is perhaps the most important global issue right now and, according to science, cannot be ignored for a moment longer. That is why Governments around the world are putting in place n...

click to continue
Appeal rejected to protect bird species

An appeal has been rejected for the fourth time to use an airstrip in the North Yorkshire Moors. The appellant applied for the weekly private use of an airstrip but was rejected to prevent disturbi...

click to continue
Challenge to continue remote meetings dismissed

Under the Coronavirus Act 2020, local authority meetings, including planning committee meetings, have been held virtually in order to help stop the spread of Covid-19.

Provisions of the Cor...

click to continue
Employee left with serious injuries by clamp truck

An employee sustained serious injuries when they were hit by a clamp truck in a paper reel shed at Port of Sheerness Limited.

The employee was hit by the five tonne clamp truck leaving him...

click to continue
Ikea set continue big investments into renewable energy

Ikea has made plans to invest an extra £3.4 billion in renewable energy by the end of 2030 to build wind and solar farms. It also plans to fit stores with electric van charging points.

click to continue
UK Government commits to cutting carbon emissions by 78% by 2035

On 20 April the UK Government announced it wanted to cut carbon emissions by 78% by 2035 compared to 1990 levels, in line with the recommendations made by the Committee on Clima...

click to continue
MOT centre prosecuted over fatal explosion

Stonehill MOT Centre Ltd of Stockley Meadows, Cambridgeshire, has been prosecuted following an incident in 2017 that killed an agricultural engineer.

On 21 April 2017, an experienced agricu...

click to continue
Company fined after apprentice injured

Manufacturing company, Amber Industries Limited, has been prosecuted following an incident that led to life-changing injuries for an apprentice.

In November 2018, a 17 year old apprentice e...

click to continue
Surrey Chainsaw Tree Massacre

In what we at Cedrec HQ are dubbing the 'Surrey Chainsaw Tree Massacre', police officers have arrested a man they believe to behind the senseless destruction of over 50 trees in the Surrey area.

click to continue
Independent review into construction products testing system

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrisk has appointed two experts to undertake an independent review into the system used for testing construction products.

Former Government adviser, Paul Morrell...

click to continue