Government to tighten up littering laws

Government to tighten up littering laws
Mark Moran

The government aims to curb littering in England with proposals for new enforcement, education and community engagement. Environment secretary Andrea Leadsom unveiled the government’s litter strategy for England, which she hopes will help reduce the near £800m burden to the taxpayer of... continue

30 Apr 2017RUDI News

Historic England moves to breathe new life into old places and stimulate economy

Historic England has announced the first ten places to receive funding over the next three-to-five years. Through the programme, listed buildings that have been neglected will be restored and brought back into use as housing, retail or community spaces; conservation areas improved to kick start... continue

3 Apr 2017RUDI News

Blackburn named best high street in Britain
Mark Moran

Blackburn in Lancashire has won the top prize at the annual Great British High Street Awards. The competition, now in its third year, attracted over 900 entries from villages, market towns and larger towns across the UK. The competition recognises work done to promote city locations, town centres,... continue

13 Dec 2016RUDI News

LGA calls for more powers as fly-tipping clean-up bill hits £50m
Mark Moran

Local authorities are using new powers to seize and crush vehicles used by fly-tippers. Councils are also calling for the closure of a legal loophole that means enforcement officers have to give some fly-tippers seven days written warning before inspecting them and seizing evidence. The Local... continue

9 Dec 2016RUDI News
Urban heat risk posing a threat to elderly in cities

Urban heat risk posing a threat to elderly in cities

Our cities are getting hotter. Extreme hot weather events are happening more frequently and as a result London and other major cities around the world face significant risks. How do we develop approaches to... continue

17 Aug 2016RUDI News

Women and Equalities Committee launch inquiry into shared space and accessibility

The Women and Equalities Committee launch an inquiry into the accessibility of our homes, buildings and public spaces. The inquiry documents says: 'The accessibility of our homes, buildings and public spaces is an issue not just for those of us with a permanent physical disability. With an ageing... continue

15 Aug 2016RUDI News

North Lincolnshire Council proposes new Garden City with 10,000 homes

The council is planning on submitting a proposal to the Government to apply for Garden City status for Lincolnshire Lakes and surrounding areas. The Garden City would cover over 10,000 homes across the whole of Lincolnshire Lakes and a number of nearby areas. It would help reposition and raise... continue

11 Jul 2016RUDI News

£10,000 prizes on offer in Great British High Street competition

High Streets Minister Marcus Jones has called on communities across the country to enter their villages, towns and cities into the Great British High Street competition 2016. Now in its 3rd year, the competition celebrates the great work that is being done to revive, adapt and diversify the... continue

11 Jul 2016RUDI News

Developments with shared AV zones could offer between 15% and 20% additional developable area

Introducing autonomous vehicles in Britain could free up to 15-20% developable land worth billions to build homes, workplaces and green spaces, according to a new report published today by consultancy WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff and architects Farrells, writes Infrastructure Investor.  The... continue

25 Apr 2016RUDI News

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