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Developing allotments download
The term ‘allotment’ usually refers to land held by a local authority under the Allotment Acts 1908–1950, but it is also possible for allotments to be privately owned.
Legislation could permit landowners to voluntarily agree that certain things should be required or prohibited in respect of a piece of land for conservation purposes.
The Department for Communities and Local Government has launched a technical consultation on further proposals for reform of the planning process.
Ofgem and DECC have jointly published an action plan of measures to encourage the growth of independent energy suppliers.
On 2 July, the EU Commission published a number of documents aimed at moving the EU towards a circular economy.
On 1 July 2014, BIS published new guidance on how to apply the new EU General Block Exemption Regulation.
Town and village greens — additional trigger events to prevent applications to register TVGs download
Walker Morris provides an update on the Commons (Town and Village Greens) (Trigger and Terminating Events) Order 2014, which came into force on 12 February 2014.
The Queen’s Speech was delivered to both Houses of Parliament on 4 June, outlining the intended legislative programme for the 2014–15 session.
DECC’s UK Solar PV Strategy Part 1: Roadmap to a Brighter Future sets out the strategy for the development of solar photovoltaic (PV) energy generation in the UK.
Proposed changes to the Environmental Impact Assessment Directive received approval from the European Parliament in March 2014.
Biomethane-to-grid technology involves producing biogas through anaerobic digestion (AD) of crops, waste, slurries or sewage feedstock.
Changes introduced under the Waste Regulations 2014 mean businesses can now use invoices, orders and receipts to prove waste has been transferred legally and safely.
Water Act 2014 receives royal assent download
The Water Act 2014 received royal assent on 14 May 2014, bringing important changes to water industry operation and management of water resources.
Foresight is an easy-to-use legal calendar that outlines major cases, government policy and forthcoming legislation right through to 2017.
DECC has provided more detail of how the financial support that the government gives to renewable energy schemes will work going forward.
The directorate-general for competition recently published guidance on the new rules governing state aid for energy projects and environmental protection.
The Waste (England and Wales) Regulations require that, as from January 2015, there must be separate collections for paper, metal, plastic and glass where practicable.
The Sentencing Council has published its definitive guideline for the sentencing of environmental offences.
It was announced on 29 January that the UK’s major supermarkets have agreed to report on how much food they waste each year.
This article will focus on the proposed reforms to judicial review and cost-capping orders, which will affect planning and environmental matters.