Consultants fined £750k after fatal crash

Renown Consultants have been fined £450,000 and ordered to pay £300,000 in costs for failing to ensure the safety of its drivers.

Zac Payne and Michael Morris died on 19 June 20...

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Planning application submissions fall due to COVID-19

A recent Planning Portal Report shows that planning applications of all types in England and Wales fell on average by 3.5% in March and 18.5% in April.

Planning Portal said the restrictions...

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EA urges owners and residents to protect themselves against waste crime

The Environment Agency is urging property residents and landowners across the North East to be extra vigilant in relation to protecting their property and check the cre...

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Extra cycle lanes to "pop-up" within weeks

Transport secretary Grant Schapps has announced that £250 million is to be invested in creating pop-up cycle lanes, wider pavements, safer junctions and bus-only corridors in England.

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Fish rescued from illegal poaching incident

Environment Agency officers and Cambridgeshire police helped disrupt the illegal poaching of fish this month whilst observing social distancing.

Officers were alerte...

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UK coal use at record low

The UK has managed to go a full month without generating any energy from coal. Thanks to the drop in energy demand due to lockdown, National Grid confirmed this week that as of 10 May 2020, the UK...

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Tesla apply to become energy supplier in UK

Elon Musk's company, Tesla have applied to generate electricity in the UK market documents from the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (ofgem) reveal.

Tesla, ...

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IEA believes COVID-19 crisis will wipe out demand for fossil fuels

According to the world's energy watchdog, the International Energy Agency (IEA), renewable electricity will be the only source able to overcome the biggest global energy sho...

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Historic England launch fund to help heritage sector through COVID-19

Historic England has launched a fund of up to £2 million to tackle the impact of COVID-19 on the heritage sector.

The fund should act as a "safety net" for the...

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COVID-19 triggers planning changes in Northern Ireland

Infrastructure minister Nichola Mallon has announced changes to the process for large planning applications, including temporarily removing the requirement to hold a public event as part of the pre...

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Annual housing completions could drop by 100,000 due to COVID-19

Planning consultancy Barton Willmore, has predicted that the coronavirus pandemic could cause annual housing completions to drop by around 94,000 homes by 2024/2025.

The analysis is predict...

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Waste criminals arrested after raid on Lincolnshire illegal waste site

Two people were arrested following a raid on an illegal waste site the size of a football pitch in Lincolnshire.

Environment Agency officers and Lincolnshire Police...

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HSE publishes guidance for COMAH sites during the COVID-19 outbreak

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published a series of guidance pages for operators of major hazard establishments, COMAH sites, under the Control of Major Accident...

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Eight councils face presumption in favour of sustainable development

The Government has published the 2019 results of the Housing Delivery Test, which shows that eight local authorities failed to deliver more than 45% of their housing target.

These local aut...

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Managing H&S once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted

Wherever you look, whether it is in media publications, on social media or even just conversations with friends over video chat platforms, questions are beginning to arise about how current COVID-1...

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