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UK Environmental Protection Bill Update

UK Environmental Protection Bill Update

The second hearing of the Proposed UK Environmental Protection Bill is due to take place on the 12th May 2017. The House of Commons will debate the proposal to safeguard protection measures for the UK. These are currently enshrined in EU legislation and the...

Green-Infrastructure Design Challenge

Green-Infrastructure Design Challenge

ARCC launched their 2017 challenge to provide ideas for an office roof top green infrastructure as building service design at Eco-build. The Adaption and Resilience in the Context of Change (ARCC) challenge is open to teams, students, practitioners and researchers....

CIEEM Invasive Species Webinar

CIEEM Invasive Species Webinar

CIEEM have provided an excellent seminar covering the policy, legislation and regulations on invasive species in the UK and Ireland. Key points from the regulations are that landowners must act responsibly and not allow or encourage a listed plant or animal to grow or...

New Garden Villages

New Garden Villages

The location of 14 new garden villages of between 1,500 and 10,000 new homes has been confirmed by the Government. To support their development a two year £6 million fund will be made available and new planning freedoms will be offered. The new garden villages are1: *...

Natural England’s New Licensing Policies

Natural England’s New Licensing Policies

Natural England (NE) held a consultation in 2016 on proposed new policies for licensing of impacts on European Protected Species, which commonly affect bats, great crested newts (GCN) and dormice1. Following completion of the consultation NE released the new policies...