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  • Blog Post: No energy for proper planning

    It’s a busy time for Parliament looking at the Government’s draft national policy statements (NPSs). Our post on 20 January reported on the Transport Select Committee’s look at ports. The week before we were up in front of the Energy and Climate Change Committee looking at the energy...
  • Blog Post: Withering criticism of energy plans

    The House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee has published its report today on the proposed national policy statements (NPSs) for major energy infrastructure. The MPs have rightly delivered a ‘ withering critique’ of the NPSs in their current form, and proposed many very sensible...
  • Blog Post: A blog about curlews, shelduck and a prosperous Scotland

    Hello from a very sunny and warm Skinflats (I have worked in this office for nine months now and that is the first time I have been able to say that!). The good weather means it is the perfect time to get out and about, and what better way to spend a morning than experiencing some of the fantastic wildlife...
  • Blog Post: Alternative questions

    We’ve said before that proper strategic planning, with good community consultation and environmental assessment, is essential to steer development away from environmentally-damaging options. That’s why the RSPB and WWF-UK commissioned a report on the Government’s assessments of the...
  • Blog Post: Dump dirty coal

    They’re out – at last. As I reported on 1 October, the Government has now published its national policy statements on energy . These statements will be crucial when the new Infrastructure Planning Commission makes decisions on proposals for new power stations, whether coal, nuclear or...
  • Blog Post: Saving Special Places – one year on.

    It’s the Saving Special Places blog’s first birthday. We’ve covered a lot of ground in the last year – both from the UK and further afield, from the Severn to the Serengeti. Last September Lydd and Hunterston were already prominent cases, one post was entitled ‘Lydd Airport...