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August 10, 2020
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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’


Other key news from last week

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

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

‘Gross oversimplification’: Jenrick’s planning reforms dismay green groups

The government’s plans to automatically greenlight house building in zones earmarked for development have been criticised by environmentalists as a ‘gross oversimplification’ of the planning process, but housing secretary Robert Jenrick says the plans will deliver ‘environmentally friendly’ homes from the outset

‘Heartbreaking’: Pollution incident kills hundreds of fish

An investigation is underway to identify the source of a major ongoing pollution incident that has killed 'hundreds upon hundreds of fish' in a site of special scientific interest

‘A dark day’: Chris Packham loses HS2 challenge

Conservationist Chris Packham has lost his appeal to challenge the government over the HS2 high-speed rail scheme

Natural England commits to planning overhaul

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

Landmark Irish ruling sets ‘global precedent’ for climate litigation

Legal campaigners have heralded a ruling from Ireland’s supreme court that has quashed the government’s climate action plan after finding it falls 'a long way short of the sort of specificity which the statute requires'

Brexit: Duplicating EU chemicals regulations ‘will cost sector £1bn’

The UK chemicals industry has warned that Brexit could cost the sector more than £1bn unless a data-sharing deal can be agreed with Brussels

‘Sigourney Beaver’ released on Cornish estate

A Eurasian beaver called Sigourney has been released in Bodmin Moor as part of a new rewilding project in Cornwall

EA investigates ‘milky green’ river pollution

The Environment Agency says it is investigating reports that a section of a Greater Manchester river turned green overnight

Hillingdon Council wins appeal over HS2 mitigation site

The Court of Appeal has overturned a decision requiring Hillingdon Borough Council to approve an application to carry out works related to the High Speed 2 rail link on a site with archeological importance


ENDS Report digimag

ENDS Report issue 545, August 2020
ENDS Report issue 545, August 2020

29 Jul 2020

The latest edition of the ENDS Report is now out. Click through to read the full version of the magazine online


Fines Monitor

Fines Monitor: live table
Fines Monitor: live table

19 Aug 2019

Click through to view a live table containing details of tens of millions of pounds of financial penalties issued by regulators in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland for breaches of environmental regulations


Latest Fines Monitor updates

New waste fine – total payout £24,125

15 July 2020

New water fine – total payout £84,151

15 July 2020


Trainee / Senior Environmental Quality Officer (Land) Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk, King's Lynn, Norfolk
Ecological Consultant Logika Consultants Ltd, London based - Would consider Bristol/ Warrington
Appointment of 3 Senior Board posts Environmental Standards Scotland, Scotland Central Belt
Environmental Consultant Contaminated Land Via East Midlands Ltd, West Bridgford, Nottingham
Senior Landscape Architect Environment Agency, Exeter, Devon

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