Regulation & Policy

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Legislate to secure infrastructure gains call

A new report says the regeneration benefits of infrastructure projects like Crossrail should be secured in legislation from the start.
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lockedAn issue of burning importance

Burning peatland damages the environment and probably infringes European law. So why do we permit so much asks Jon Reeds?
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lockedGimme shelter

Bert Smolders of ARCADIS has been with the UN-HABITAT Shelter programme for four years, and returned from the Philippines where he worked on re-construction and master-plans after the typhoon. BB caught up with him and learnt about some harsh lessons.
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lockedA tale of two countries

Neither Northern Ireland nor the Republic has contaminated land legislation and regulations, but both are dealing with that in their different ways. BB listens to the latest developments at its Brownfield Conference in Belfast.
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Comment by Jon Reeds

If Nick Boles is right, and freeing up brownfield land for development really isa priority for his Department, then a long, hard road lies ahead of him.
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Government backs new Buglife onslaught

DEFRA and Natural England are supporting an initiative by the invertebrate charity to encourage amateur wildlife enthusiasts to survey brownfield sites for "open mosaic habitat" so redevelopment of the site can be limited or prevented.
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lockedChina’s huge contamination problem

Another official report has revealed the vast extent of land contamination in the People's Republic.
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Redevelop London City Airport call

A new report says redeveloping the London City Airport site would provide a huge brownfield opportunity and improve the environment.
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Soils at centre of illegal operation

Fines, unpaid work and a proceeds of crime act order have been imposed over a massive illegal waste operation which saw thousands of tonnes of soils and other wastes, including chemicals, imported to a site near Peterborough.
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lockedNuclear decommissioning plans

Plans have been published for the next three years' nuclear decommissioning work.
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