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Jamie Carpenter: There is concern that the growing scale of EIA documentation is making it harder for decision-makers and the public to understand a project’s true impacts
Who are the consultants taking a lead role in advising on the environmental impacts of the biggest infrastructure projects in England and Wales? Adam Branson investigates
Environmental impact assessment in the UK has long been considered to have a problem with proportionality. Why does this matter and what can be done to improve the situation? Isabella Kaminski investigates
With a first draft of the government's environmental bill now published, Simon Pickstone hears from top law and policy experts on whether it can help steer the UK towards a 'green Brexit'
Developers and local authorities could soon be grappling with a mandatory requirement on new developments to deliver a net gain for nature, but are they prepared for the change to the system? Jamie Carpenter finds out what leading environmental consultants think
Environment secretary Michael Gove revealed plans for the new environmental watchdog – the Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) – before Christmas. Here's what we know so far.
The government has published its strategy to combat air pollution. Here are 10 things you need to know about the plans contained within the document
Though frustrated by its vagueness, consultants think that the government’s overarching plan to cut air pollution should drum up more business. Gareth Simkins reports
MPs have rejected the government's EU withdrawal plans by an historic margin, increasing the possibility that the UK will leave the EU without a deal. Here's how no deal could impact the environment
DEFRA is assessing the availability of landfill sites to accept waste that may not be exported in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Conor Mcglone looks at the implications
DEFRA’s plan for better waste and resource management dropped several hints about the post-Brexit regulation of chemicals and manufactured products. Gareth Simkins looks into its implications
DEFRA is consulting on the draft document that will guide planning decisions on water resources infrastructure, such as reservoirs and desalinisation plants. Julian Boswall examines the implications
Richard Macrory: A pharmaceutical firm has failed to win an appeal against a water company’s decision to include surface water that had become mixed with trade effluent in its discharge consent fee
Conor McGlone asks how much progress the government has made in the year since its ambitious 25-year environment plan was published
DEFRA plans to roll out a radical new district licensing scheme for great crested newts nationwide, despite a pilot project to test the approach seeing limited uptake. Rachel Salvidge investigates
A local authority in north-west England is undertaking a three-year £315,000 programme to tackle knotweed in a move intended to reduce the council’s potential insurance liabilities and to spur housing development. James Agyepong-Parsons takes a closer look
Paul Hatchwell: A plan to merge three departments is rumoured to be floating around Whitehall, but staff cuts and simplistic assumptions about the benefits of integration are already attracting criticism
Cited in the government’s 25-Year Environment Plan, the Knepp Estate in Sussex has allowed free-roaming animals to shape the land into a mix of habitats. James Fair reports on this pioneering project
Utility firm Thames Water has been hit with one of the largest penalties ever imposed for an environmental offence in British history after a series of failures led to the escape of tens of thousands of litres of raw sewage
Michael Gove has appointed a new food waste champion to help the UK stem the flow of food going into our bins. Oliver Telling looks at what he has taken on
Environmental planning is becoming increasingly collaborative, says WSP’s Barry Cowell. That’s why people skills matter as much as technical competence
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