Environmental Permitting Regulations
- Pollution & Waste Management ,
- Water ,
- Environment agencies
The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2014
1 January 2015
Permitting / Water
The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2014 remove requirements small sewage discharge operators to register septic tanks or sewage treatment plant, to keep records of maintenance for five years and to notify the Environment agency if the discharge ceases. This amendment primarily applies to rural households and businesses not connected to the mains sewer, where the septic tank or sewage treatment plant meets with general binding rules.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published a new 'Green Claims Code' to ensure businesses are not misleading consumers about their environmental credentials.
Over two million hectares of Brazilian rainforest could be legally converted to supply the UK with soy under a new anti-deforestation law proposed by the government, the WWF has found.
In Elliott-Smith v Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the claimant applied for judicial review of the legality of the defendants’ joint decision to create the UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS) as a substitute for UK participation in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS).
In R. (on the application of Hudson) v Windsor and Maidenhead RBC, the appellant appealed against a decision to uphold the local authority’s grant of planning permission for the construction of a holiday village at the Legoland Windsor Resort.