More than 5,000 hectares of land was removed from England’s green belt in the year to the end of March 2018, by far the largest decrease reported in recent years, according to official statistics published today
Highways England has combined satellite and terrestrial data to develop what it calls a “groundbreaking approach to promoting wildlife habitat” along trunk roads in Devon and Cornwall
A third of the world’s oceans should be designated marine protected areas (MPAs), according to environment secretary Michael Gove
Scottish ministers have called in an environmentally sensitive planning application to determine the outcome of an 18-hole championship golf course in the Highlands
The Planning Court has dismissed a challenge to London Borough of Sutton’s local plan, saying that a sustainability assessment included in the plan’s final version did not need to take into account an earlier assessment of protected sites considered for development
Soil fertility in chalk grasslands can be regenerated by planting combinations of species, a three-year research project has found
eDNA sampling to detect wildlife species can be used for a wide variety of applications, though limitations in its use persist, according to a report of pilot projects undertaken by Natural England
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has issued a ruling which confirms a recent landmark European court ruling on habitats regulations assessment (HRA) and could set a 'higher bar' for applicants seeking consent in cases where mitigation measures seek to compensate for harm to a protected site
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