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What a poultry farm’s quashed planning permission could mean for future EIAs

What a poultry farm’s quashed planning permission could mean for future EIAs

The brakes are being put on the expansion of intensive livestock farms by a legal ruling on dust and odour that is making their environmental impact assessment more challenging, reports Gareth... Read more

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Air

ClientEarth threatens legal action over air quality as research reveals pollution can shorten children’s lives

Environmental lawyers ClientEarth are considering legal action over Greater Manchester’s air quality plans because its proposed clean air zone does not place restrictions on cars for personal use

Odour

Smelly remediation project set for legal challenge

People living near west London’s vast Southall Waterside contaminated land remediation project are preparing a court challenge against developer Berkeley Group

Transport emissions

Basildon Council resists DEFRA’s clean air zone threat

Basildon councillors have made a “decisive” decision not to implement a charging clean air zone, despite DEFRA threatening to impose one

Noise

DEFRA identifies hundreds of new noise hotspots

The third round of noise mapping for England has identified hundreds of new noise hotspots, affecting more people than previously thought

Industrial emissions

EEA hails large combustion plant directive as ‘success story’

EU legislation to cut emissions from large combustion plants has played a vital role in curbing air pollution, according to a new study by the European Environment Agency

Analysis

Environmental Politics

White elephants and ‘swimming pools for newts’

White elephants and ‘swimming pools for newts’

Click through to read ENDS’ comprehensive guide to Boris Johnson’s past statements on climate, infrastructure, EIA and bogus environmental objections

Air

The debrief: The children’s hospital spearheading a pioneering clean air plan

Great Ormond Street Hospital is trying to improve air quality in and around its premises and educate the public coming through its doors at the same time

Environmental Politics

Is Gove a good green or a ‘pure political calculator’?

If Michael Gove left DEFRA for Downing Street would he remain a strong advocate for the environment? Jocelyn Timperley reports

Industrial emissions

How standard permitting rules are changing for a range of activities

The Environment Agency has revised conditions for a swathe of permitting conditions for the most common regulated activities. Gareth Simkins investigates

Industrial emissions

Why medium combustion plants are starting to feel the heat

With around 34,700 medium combustion plants operating in the UK, the impacts of new EU rules limiting emissions of certain pollutants into the air from such plants are already being felt

Environmental Law

How should the Environment Bill improve air quality?

The forthcoming Environment Bill presents a vital opportunity to respond to growing public and medical concern about air pollution, a parliamentary group has been told. Gareth Simkins hears what the experts have to say

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