Oct 18, 2021
Browne Jacobson’s government and infrastructure team has advised Manchester City Council on the set up of the Civic Quarter Heat Network (CQHN), a sustainable energy project which aims to provide the City of Manchester with an efficient and environmentally friendly heat and power network to power some of its most high profile and historically listed buildings.
Oct 14, 2021
Camden Council has become the latest authority to announce that it is looking to issue climate bonds as a way of financing a range of environmental projects across the borough.
Oct 08, 2021
Stephen Tromans QC and Victoria Hutton consider a significant High Court ruling on the duties of the Environment Agency in relation to a landfill site.
Oct 05, 2021
Government to introduce series of measures in bid to clamp down on disruption of infrastructure including motorways
The Government is to introduce a new offence of interfering with the operation of key infrastructure – including motorways, railways, and airports – where the impact will affect the distribution of essential goods, such as fuel and medicine.
Sep 16, 2021
Law Society concern at ability of intervenors and interested parties to take part in new High Court 'environmental review' cases
Legal costs should be set so they do not deter interested parties and intervenors from participating in the new “environmental reviews” in the courts, the Law Society has said.
Sep 07, 2021
National law firm Freeths has advised Plymouth Energy Community (PEC) on a collaboration with Plymouth City Council, to develop a new community-owned solar farm.
Sep 03, 2021
The Vale of Glamorgan Council is to take enforcement action over planning concerns relating to the Biomass Gasification Plant in Barry.
Sep 02, 2021
High Court dismisses challenge to grant by Natural Resources Wales of consent for use of canoes on River Wye
National Resources Wales (NRW) acted correctly when it gave permission for canoes to be used on a protected stretch of the River Wye, the High Court has found.
Sep 01, 2021
A group of local residents are planning to bring a judicial review challenge against the Environment Agency (EA) over its grant of consent to tunnelling works for HS2.
Aug 30, 2021
The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has awarded Bevan Brittan a £360,000 contract to advise the Environment Agency on civil litigation.
Aug 26, 2021
Energy regulator Ofgem has launched a probe into a company involved in a solar panel scheme with Stoke-on-Trent City Council.
Aug 20, 2021
Council serves notice on polluting landfill site because Environment Agency “simply haven’t achieved enough” to tackle harmful gas
Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council has served a Statutory Nuisance Abatement Notice on a landfill site operator, requiring the organisation to abate the statutory nuisance created from a foul odour it said has been affecting residents' health and wellbeing.
Aug 12, 2021
Essex County Council has earmarked £13m for possible litigation over a mechanical biological treatment waste plant.