The environmental impact assessment regime changed almost two years ago to include human health in a social context, competency checks and major disasters. James Agyepong-Parsons speaks to the experts about how it has affected their practice
Though frustrated by its vagueness, consultants think that the government’s overarching plan to cut air pollution should drum up more business. Gareth Simkins reports
A plan for a Northumberland housing project and mitigation area has been rejected due to insufficient detail on the risk of birds flying into aeroplanes being included in the application
Michael Gove has not attended a single meeting of the EU Environment Council, it has emerged
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
Satellite data will be used to heat-map buildings and improve energy efficiency measures in the UK should a new scheme launched with the European Space Agency prove successful
The planning system and building regulations are likely to play a key role in delivering the government’s objective of ensuring that all new homes should have an electric vehicle chargepoint available, according to experts. James Agyepong-Parsons reports
Continued growth in electric vehicles, a greater volume of low-carbon generation and the advancement of storage technology are among major trends highlighted by National Grid in its annual future energy scenarios report
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