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Boost for 'meanwhile uses' of empty buildings (not Wales)
Published : 01 August 2011

Planning Minister Greg Clark has said the Government could scrap red tape in order to encourage 'meanwhile uses' of empty buildings, transforming ... read more

Bottle deposits would deliver thousands of green jobs
Published : 01 August 2011

The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has launched new research demonstrating how well over 4,000 full time equivalent green jobs could ... read more

Bribery Act comes into force
Published : 01 August 2011

The Act, which came into force on 1st July, will allow the country to tackle this serious obstacle to trade and development without placing additional ... read more

Council taxpayers could face £1 billion EU fines with no appeal
Published : 01 August 2011

Unprecedented plans to give Ministers sole responsibility for passing up to £1 billion in EU fines to council taxpayers are unfair and ... read more

Knowing your place: heritage & community led planning in the countryside (not Wales)
Published : 01 August 2011

ACRE and English Heritage have published new resource to help community led planning groups consider their local heritage. Every village and ... read more

Major survey lifts the lid on England's relationship with the Great Outdoors (not Wales)
Published : 01 August 2011

Natural England, with support from the Forestry Commission and Defra, has published its second year of findings in the definitive survey of the ... read more

New plans promise flourishing future for the natural environment (not Wales)
Published : 01 August 2011

England's natural environment will be better protected, restored and improved under ambitious new plans published by Defra. The proposals set ... read more

New transparency rules for speed cameras
Published : 01 August 2011

Full information about speed cameras will be published by local authorities and the police for the first time, Road Safety Minister Mike Penning ... read more

New voter registration steps set out
Published : 01 August 2011

New steps voters will be required to take to be included on the electoral register have been set out by the Government. The Individual Electoral ... read more

New waste deal will cut business costs & improve services (not Wales)
Published : 01 August 2011

Family-run restaurants and independent shops will be able to save money and access better recycling under a new deal between Government and the ... read more

Opening up public services
Published : 01 August 2011

The Prime Minister has set out the need for reform and modernisation of our public services, to ensure everyone has the choice and control of ... read more

Outstanding Natural Beauty under threat (not Wales)
Published : 01 August 2011

England's Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) are under siege from damaging and inappropriate developments at a time when Government ... read more

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