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  • Wylfa nuclear plant

    Wylfa nuclear power station gets EU nod

    Horizon Nuclear Power has been granted a key European environmental approval for its proposed new power station in Wales

  • Rollercoaster ride

    Development 'threatens' national park’s ancient woodland and red squirrels

    Ancient woodland and red squirrels are under threat from the development of a holiday park in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, according to an ecological assessment carried out for the project’s applicants

  • The proposed London City Cruise Port

    Council u-turns on cruise port power plan

    An east London borough has signalled its intention to impose tougher air quality controls on a planned cruise liner terminal on the Thames, reversing its opposition to requiring the facility to supply power to ships docked there

  • Construction site

    Regulations to correct EIA drafting defects laid before parliament

    Regulations intended to correct ‘minor drafting defects’ in the statutory instruments used last year to transpose revised environmental impact assessment (EIA) rules into English law have been laid before parliament

  • Highway construction

    EIA Benchmarking Monitor: live table

    Click through to view a live table containing details of the latest EIA activity on major projects being decided via the fast-track planning process for infrastructure schemes in England and Wales

  • Corn bunting bird

    Ineos given green light to drill South Yorkshire test well

    A planning inspector has given fracking firm Ineos the go ahead to drill a test well in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, after the local planning authority withdrew its environmental objections to the scheme

  • Dartford warbler bird

    Surrey council suspends planning decisions following European ruling

    A local authority in Surrey has temporarily halted decisions on residential planning applications in areas within five kilometres of a special protection area (SPA) following a controversial European Court of Justice (ECJ) judgment

  • Heathrow airport

    Grayling confirms final backing for Heathrow third runway

    Transport secretary Chris Grayling has pledged that ministers will only grant permission for a third runway at Heathrow if they are satisfied that the project will not impact the UK’s compliance with air quality obligations as he confirmed the government’s final proposals for the scheme

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