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£5.3 million boost to tackle surface water flooding (not Wales)
Published : 01 April 2010

A £5.3 million award to 49 local authorities to help them tackle surface water flooding - a problem when the ground, rivers and drains ... read more

Action plan launched to tackle future water pressures
Published : 01 April 2010

The Environment Agency has set out plans to help secure future water supplies and a healthy water environment in England and Wales. Water resources ... read more

Combination of UK Parliamentary general election & parish & community elections
Published : 01 April 2010

The following is a summary of guidance on the issues that will arise if there is a UK Parliamentary general election on the same day as a parish ... read more

Consents for development too complex & costly
Published : 01 April 2010

The landscape ofnon-planning consents - those needed alongside or after planning permission - is overly complex, fragmented and difficult for ... read more

Consultation on extending the definition of qualified surveyor
Published : 01 April 2010

Currently, trustees of charities in England and Wales who want to sell or otherwise dispose of land must normally get a written report from a ... read more

General Register Office introduces new charges
Published : 01 April 2010

New charges for people ordering birth, marriage and death certificates have been announced by Registrar General James Hall. From Tuesday 6th ... read more

High speed rail proposals
Published : 01 April 2010

Transport Secretary Andrew Adonis has announced proposals which would revolutionise Britain's rail network by delivering an initial core high ... read more

New sites will lay the foundations for new deal in house building (not Wales)
Published : 01 April 2010

Housing Minister John Healey has hailed the start of a new deal in house building with the first Government-owned land being made available under ... read more

Phase-out for peat-based compost by 2020 announced
Published : 01 April 2010

A call for the phase-out of peat in compost material was announced today by Environment Secretary Hilary Benn as part of the latest ACT ON CO2 ... read more

Reconstructing the builders' rulebook to reduce emissions & bills
Published : 01 April 2010

Housing and Planning Minister John Healey has announced changes to the country's building regulations to make our homes, shops and offices warmer ... read more

Rural watchdog urges councils to involve communities in public spending decisions (not Wales)
Published : 01 April 2010

Trials of a new way of involving local people in public spending decisions have been so successful that the Government's rural watchdog, the ... read more

Sending less waste to landfill
Published : 01 April 2010

Environment Secretary Hilary Benn has set out plans to sort more waste, save resources and cut greenhouse gas emissions. Many everyday waste ... read more

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