Monthly Archives: December 2014

  • Environmental Risks of Fracking inquiry-Deadline for Evidence 31st December 2014-

    5th Dec 2014

    The Environmental Audit Committee is undertaking an inquiry on the environmental risks of fracking. Inquiry: Environmental risks of fracking Environmental Audit Committee Points to address- Submissions of written evidence are invited addressing the following points: The risks from fracking operations in the UK, including potential risks to water supplies and water quality, emissions, habitats and biodiversity, and geological integrity Necessary environmental safeguards, including through the planning/permitting system The implications for our carbon emissions reduction obligations Submitting written evidence The Committee …

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  • Complaint re LEP’s Strategic Economic Plans registered and taken forward by EC

    2nd Dec 2014

    KECN Director, Emily Shirley was unsuccessful in her attempt to obtain permission for a judicial review of the decision made by the Government on July 7th 2014 to agree the 39 Growth Deals for England.Judge Lindblom held that the Growth Deals did not set the framework for the future development consent of projects that would likely require an environmental assessment and that the Growth Deals were budget plans and therefore were as a result of Article 3(8) outside the reach …

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