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Environment & Wildlife Statistics

Environment & Wildlife Statistics

The annual summary of environmental statistics has been published by Defra. This covers a range of summary statistics on the environment in the United Kingdom. The aim is to provide information that can be used by members of the public wanting to monitor the impact of environmental interventions or... read more »

Green Investment Bank

Green Investment Bank

The first Green Investment Bank is now a little closer to becoming a reality now that Business Secretary Vince Cable has published the criteria for deciding where the Bank will be based and what the Bank’s first priorities will be until 2016. The Green Investment Bank is designed to accelerate... read more »

Coastal Erosion Maps

Coastal Erosion Maps

Two pilot maps showing coastal erosion for Northumberland and North Tyneside and the South Downs, have been published by the Environment Agency. The maps were developed in conjunction with local councils and provide information for the public on how coastal erosion could affect where they live over the next... read more »

Localism Act 2011

Localism Act 2011

The Government’s plans to give local communities more say about planning and development passed into law when the Localism Act received Royal Assent on 15th November 2011. The Localism Act represents the first stage of the Government’s sweeping reforms to the planning regime in England and Wales. The Act introduces a... read more »

Ten International Climate Science facts

Ten International Climate Science facts

Climate change is happening to all of us – and because of us. Here are 10 facts you should know: 1. The first decade of this century was the warmest decade on the instrumental record. Visit the met office website for details 2. In the past 100 years the Earth has... read more »

Energy and Efficiency

Energy and Efficiency

The Energy Act has become law setting in stone the legal framework for the Green Deal, which will be launched in Autumn next year. The Green Deal will revolutionise the energy efficiency of the nation’s homes and businesses. It will help people insulate against rising energy prices, creating homes which... read more »

Localism Bill

Localism Bill

The Localism Bill is working its way through Parliament, and has now reached the Report stage in the House of Lords. The Bill will devolve greater powers to councils and neighbourhoods and give local communities more control over housing and planning decisions. A Summary of the Bill and its progress can... read more »

Communities chosen to try out new planning powers

Communities chosen to try out new planning powers

A second group of communities is being given the opportunity to explore new powers to test out neighbourhood planning. This radical idea is being introduced in the Localism Bill, and is intended to give people the chance to decide how development will look in their area. Communities will have the final say in shaping the vision... read more »

How Vulnerable are our Wetlands?

How Vulnerable are our Wetlands?

The east and west coasts of the Manhood Peninsula are home to vast numbers of resident and migrating birds who benefit from the fact that Chichester and Pagham harbours hold the status of Ramsar sites, as well as many other environmental designations. Ramsar has recently published a new Framework for Assessing... read more »

Planning for People and Places

Planning for People and Places

The department of Communities and local Governement published the draft National Planning Policy Framework on 25th July 2011 for consultation. This is a key part of their reforms to make the planning system less complex and more accessible, and to promote sustainable growth. They are keen to hear views from all interested... read more »

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