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Environmental Law

How should the Environment Bill improve air quality?

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... Read more

Latest news

Transport emissions

‘Poor door’ flats approved despite air pollution threat

A south London council has approved a housing development where residents will be told not to open their windows due to high air pollution

Industrial emissions

Draft BREF on ferrous metal processing issued after 18-year wait

Environmental requirements for ferrous metal industries are set to be tightened, following the publication of draft EU pollution control guidance

Transport emissions

World’s first Ultra Low Emission Zone opens in London

Central London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (CCZ) entered force at midnight, setting the toughest standard for any urban air quality scheme in the world

Biodiversity / conservation

Natural England: Cleaner vehicles will negate air pollution by development

Concerns that the protected Ashdown Forest would be damaged by air pollution from new development in and around it have been assuaged by new advice from Natural England

Transport emissions

European Commission expresses ‘severe concern’ over UK air quality

High levels of particulate matter, ozone and nitrogen dioxide are responsible for tens of thousands of premature deaths each year in the UK, the European Commission has warned in a review of national environmental policy

Analysis

Air

Focus on: air pollution

Focus on: air pollution

Nearly 18 million NHS patients in England are registered at GP practices in locations exceeding the WHO’s annual air pollution limit for PM2.5, according to an analysis. Which areas fare the worst?

Land, Ecology & Development

What a planning appeal means for air quality rules near protected areas

Reversing a council’s refusal of permission to build ten homes in a horse paddock could have national implications for habitat protection, finds Gareth Simkins

Land, Ecology & Development EIA Benchmarking Monitor

How have changes to EIA rules affected environmental consultancies’ work?

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

Air

Why the Clean Air Strategy means more work for consultancies

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

Air

Clean Air Strategy: What does the final plan mean for industry?

Some imaginative but potentially impractical policy ideas have been dropped from DEFRA’s finalised Clean Air Strategy, finds Gareth Simkins

Air

The 25-year environment plan: what has it delivered so far?

Conor McGlone asks how much progress the government has made in the year since its ambitious 25-year environment plan was published

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