Details of the new Office for Environmental Protection have been laid out in a draft bill but how will its impacts be felt in the planning world? James Agyepong-Parsons investigates
The government has amended regulations to ensure local planning in or close to protected habitats are subject to an appropriate assessment and to rectify the uncertainty surrounding it impacts on permission in principle and local development orders
DEFRA is to introduce new legislation to tackle the environmental and health burdens of air pollution from agriculture, transport, industry and the home later this year, it has announced
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
Natural Resources Wales has prohibited the use of two fuel pipelines from Valero’s Pembroke refinery after pollution incidents hit the protected Milford Haven estuary in December and last week.
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
The devolved administrations have agreed to let England’s Environment Agency continue to regulate the use and sale of fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases) across the UK after Brexit
The Welsh Government has blocked licensing for new petroleum and fracking developments, following “overwhelming support” for the proposals
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