MINERAL BRIEFING

LATEST MINERAL APPLICATIONS

LEGAL COMMENT

Andrew Fraser-Urquhart QC

It's time to get ready for biodiversity net gain

With the royal assent of the Environment Act, the clock is ticking down to the introduction of the biodiversity net gain duty in November 2023. While the...

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Sand being loading into a hopper onboard a marine dredger

DEFRA seeks views on a mandatory marine net gain system

Developers could be asked for contributions towards ocean conservation projects, with a more detailed framework to follow in future, according to proposals...

WASTE BRIEFING

LATEST WASTE APPLICATIONS

LEGAL COMMENT

Karen Jones

Ruling shows effective mitigation cannot simply be assumed in planning decisions

How comprehensive must a remediation scheme be when redeveloping contaminated land was considered by the High Court in a case challenging a decision to...

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House being demolished. Photograph: Iryna Melnyk/Getty Images

How the construction industry has set the ball rolling on tackling its waste sustainably

As a major producer of waste, the UK construction industry has its part to play in driving the shift towards a circular economy. Tony Munro looks at the...

No fly-tipping warning sign. Photograph: Peter Carruthers/Getty Images

Why tackling waste crime should start with awareness and better enforcement

Government plans to tackle waste crime are welcome but first a better understanding of what fly-tipping is and the penalties involved are needed, writes Dyl Kurpil

View of Llangynidr Mountain and quarry in South Wales

What could the demise of environmental impact assessment mean for nature?

The government's Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill proposes replacing EIAs with environmental outcome reports, but practical details are yet to emerge.