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...
New EIA Directive Update

New EIA Directive Update

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) in England has completed its consultation on the implementation of the new Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive (2014/52/EU). This Directive will be implemented on 16th May 2017. The new EIA...