Tagged as "Defra"
Nov 12 2015
Air pollution around Heathrow has been in breach of legal limits for many years and could prove a significant barrier to expansion. At the time of the Airports Commission’s recommendation this summer, the Government’s modelling indicated that breaches of the …
Apr 29 2015
In an announcement this morning, the UK Supreme Court ruled in favour of Client Earth that the Government must submit new plans to cut air pollution by the end of 2015. The panel of five judges unanimously ordered the Government …
Feb 20 2015
Information published by Defra has revealed that air pollution on the A4, which is the road running along the north border of Heathrow airport, is forecast to be the second highest in the UK by 2030, and still in breach of legal limits, without building a third runway.
Jan 26 2015
In its first national noise attitudes survey since 2000, Defra, the Government’s environmental department reveals that people are now more sensitive to noise, with around a third of those surveyed from a sample spread around the UK feeling annoyed, disturbed …
Jan 7 2015
Defra, the department for the environment, released a consultation just before Christmas which proposed to scrap the requirement for local authorities to monitor air pollution. Under the plans, councils would no longer have to produce detailed assessments, including those showing pollution hotspots. The number of …