Climate Emergency for Reading
8 February 2019
A very exciting news story for Reading: the council are looking to commit us to deliver Zero Carbon Reading by 2030. See the article in the Reading Chronicle (here). We will …
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Consultation on extending controls on single use plastic bags
4 February 2019
This proposes to extend the single use carrier bag charge in England to all retailers, and also proposes to increase the minimum charge to 10p. DEFRA wants to know if …
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Consultation on protecting trees and woodland
DEFRA proposes four new measures designed to increase transparency and accountability in the process of felling street trees and to strengthen the Forestry Commission’s power to tackle illegal tree felling. …
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Consulation on net gain for biodiversity in the planning system
DEFRA is consulting on their proposals to make biodiversity net gain necessary for developments when granting planning permission. This approach aims to leave the natural environment in a measurably better …
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