Airports Commission mulls new capacity at Heathrow and Gatwick
The Airports Commission review has concluded that there is a need for one additional runway to be in operation in the south east of the UK by 2030.
Councils’ £2bn reward for providing 550,000 homes
Councils have received over £2bn through the New Homes Bonus to help deliver 550,000 homes, latest figures show.
Nuclear waste facility plan appeal lost
An appeal by environmental services company Endecom Ltd over a plan to develop a facility to bury up to a million tonnes of low and very low-level radioactive waste in Cumbria has been dismissed.
Shale oil and gas regulatory roadmap published
The Government has published a regulatory roadmap for shale oil and gas developers along with a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) report for consultation.
Consultation starts on new rules for listed buildings
Proposals which streamline the regulatory burden for owners of listed buildings are now out for public consultation as a result of measures set out in the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013.
News round-up 18 December 2013
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