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August 10, 2020
 
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‘Developers’ charter’: Green groups slam planning white paper
‘Developers’ charter’: Green groups slam planning white paper

07 Aug 2020

The government says its planning white paper, published this week, will help the UK build its way out of the Covid-19 crisis by 'streamlining and modernising the planning process', but green groups have slammed the proposals

 
 

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DEFRA sets out how it will measure progress on waste and resources strategy

DEFRA has published two documents setting out how it will monitor and evaluate the progress of its waste and resources strategy, which was published in 2018

 
Net zero: Tree planting plans undermined by peatland emissions

Carbon emissions from the UK’s degraded peatlands threaten to outstrip the extra carbon absorbed by swathes of new woodland that the government intends to plant, according to an analysis by CPRE, the countryside charity

 
Scottish nature regulator named in whisky peat extraction deal

Scottish Natural Heritage has been called out by environmentalists for allowing multinational drinks corporation Diageo to dig for commercial peat extraction on its own land indefinitely

 
Withdrawal of permit requests leaves fate of odorous landfill uncertain

Attempts to increase the permitted capacity of a notoriously odorous landfill and transfer the site to a new operator have been withdrawn

 
London congestion charge ‘lawfully discriminates’

The Court of Appeal has found that an amendment to rules governing the congestion charge racially discriminated against black and minority ethnic minicab drivers, but that its aim of reducing pollution and congestion made it lawful

 
Farm building logjam in protected sites cut in half as ammonia limits rolled back

A backlog of farming planning applications in Northern Ireland has been cut in half after an agriculture minister advised planning authorities to base applications on old aerial ammonia limits, despite evidence showing EU-protected sites are awash with excess nutrient pollution

 
 

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Government agrees to implement EU Circular Economy Package
Government agrees to implement EU Circular Economy Package

30 Jul 2020

The UK, Welsh, Scottish and Northern Ireland governments will legislate to implement the EU Circular Economy Package (CEP) without further consultation, they said today in a joint statement

 
 
England’s 10 worst streets for air pollution
England’s 10 worst streets for air pollution

29 Jul 2020

More than 1,300 sites across England are in breach of legal air pollution limits with four of the dirtiest streets found in London, new data shows

 
 
Fuel of the future? 8 clean hydrogen projects you need to know about
Fuel of the future? 8 clean hydrogen projects you need to know about

30 Jul 2020

Billed as the fuel of the future for high emitting sectors from aviation to steel, hydrogen is rapidly moving up the political agenda. ENDS takes you through eight of Europe’s most innovative projects

 
 
EA chief signals departure from Water Framework Directive rules
EA chief signals departure from Water Framework Directive rules

05 Aug 2020

Environment Agency chief Sir James Bevan has signalled his support for the reform of key aspects of environmental regulation and said red tape must not hinder a ‘green recovery’

 
 
Natural England commits to planning overhaul
Natural England commits to planning overhaul

05 Aug 2020

Natural England will reform its planning, licensing and monitoring activities as part of a new strategy which will try to reverse the precipitous decline in the quality of sites of special scientific interest by partnering with landowners

 
 
Government unveils ‘once in a generation’ overhaul of planning system
Government unveils ‘once in a generation’ overhaul of planning system

06 Aug 2020

All new homes built in England will be zero-carbon ready and green spaces will be protected with more building allowed on brownfield land, according to government proposals

 

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