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More national parks could be created

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a desire to create more national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) which will ensure more of England's landscapes are given protection....

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Draft Plastic Packaging Tax legislation published

Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has published new draft legislation on the proposed plastic packaging tax, which was first consulted on in 2019<...

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Waste appeal against confiscation orders allowed in part

An appeal was allowed in part, in the case of Environment Agency v Ryder.

The appeal involved the owners of a waste management site appealing against confiscation orders imposed following t...

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Thamesmead "town of the future" £8 billion development

Peabody, a London housing association has begun an £8 billion competition in partnership with Lendlease, the construction company to come up with plans for a development project in south-east...

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Great Britain Forest Strategy published

A new science and innovation strategy for the long-term future of forestry in Great Britain has been published by the Welsh Government, with support from the Scottish and UK Governments.

Th...

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UK's onshore wind power could double by 2030

New analysis has shown that if projects are consented within timescales the UK could double its onshore wind power to 30GW by 2030.

With the right planning framework in place research from...

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European Commission unveils new energy efficiency strategy

The European Commission have launched 'Renovation Wave', a new energy efficiency strategy that could lead to the renovation of 35 million buildings and the creation of up to...

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Woodworking company fined after worker suffers serious injuries

Woodworking company, Peter Ramsey & Sons (Denholme) Timber Ltd, has been fined after a worker became entangled in an unguarded drive shaft and suffered serious injuries.

Leeds Magistrat...

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Manufacturing company fined after worker was struck by forklift truck

G-Tekt Europe Manufacturing Limited, a company that manufactures pressings and sub-assembles for the automotive industry, has been fined after a worker was struck by a forklift truck and suffered a...

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Construction firm fined after worker seriously injured

A construction company has been fined after an employee was struck by the placing boom of a concrete pump, causing serious injuries.

Brighton Magistrates Court heard how in March 2019 concr...

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Research finds artificial light causing disruptions to species

A team of biologists from the University of Exeter have conducted research that suggests that human illumination of the planet is growing by around 2% a year in range and intensity.

They be...

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Campaigners fear Office for Environmental Protection may be undermined by UK Government

Following the ending of the implementation period on 1 January 2021, the UK will no longer be held accountable by European courts, which prosecuted governments when they breached laws, such as thos...

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Scotland's 11GW offshore wind target by 2030

A new goal has been announced by the Scottish Government to increase the capacity of installed offshore wind to 11GW by 2030.

Scotland currently has 1GW of offshore wind capacity operationa...

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Grants to revitalise high streets

The Architectural Heritage Fund is providing grants for projects in England that aim to revitalise local high streets, as part of £15 million funding from the Department for Digital, Culture,...

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Target of all UK homes being powered by offshore wind farms by 2030 at risk

The UK Government are at risk of missing their target to have all UK homes powered by offshore wind farms by 2030.

According to one of the world's largest renewable energy developers,...

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