Developers may have to make ‘biodiversity net gain’

If green improvements are not possible in certain circumstances, they could be charged a levy for the creation of habitat or improvement elsewhere

Should developers involve local communities in shale gas proposals?

The government has launched a consultation which is open until 7th January 2019

New Ofwat code to improve services for developers

Ofwat has published a new code in an effort to improve services for developers. Self-lay providers or developers enter into the code for adoption agreements when they want an appointed water and sewerage company to take over responsibility for infrastructure they have built. The regulator has developed a single code that covers the adoption of […]

Come together – communities offered stake in green power

If a renewable energy project comes to an area near you, its developers should offer you a stake in the project under new voluntary plans announced by the Energy Secretary today. What is described by some in the industry as “radical change” is meant to give local communities the chance to invest in green energy. Local groups […]

Crown Estate aims to understand interest in future tidal projects

An “industry engagement process” to understand market interest in future tidal and lagoon projects across the nation has been launched. The Crown Estate, which manages the UK seabed, is calling on interested developers to give their feedback to help shape any future leasing processes. It said the move was prompted by a growing number of […]