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The implications of Brexit on planning and the environment
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 17 2016

In the referendum held on Thursday 23 June 2016, people of the UK voted in favour of leaving the European Union. The discussions around the leave


The problem with Japanese Knotweed
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 25 2012

Japanese Knotweed was introduced to the United Kingdom from Japan in 1825 as an ornamental plant


"20 20 by 2020" - more than a political gimmick?
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 26 2008

The draft EU Renewables Directive has a target of achieving "20 20 by 2020"


Tackling the issues of embodied energy in buildings
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 7 2010

One of the main focuses in the construction industry in recent years has been the desire to create energy efficient buildings


Making the most of onshore wind assets
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 6 2016

Currently there is about 210 MW of operating onshore wind capacity that is older than 15 years, but by 2020 this figure will grow to nearly 1,000 MW


National Park aims and assessment under habitats legislation
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 29 2012

Campaigners have recently lost a legal challenge against the adoption of a local plan for the Cairngorms National Park


Protection of wildlife - the UKEU anomaly
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 31 2009

The Scottish Government has issued a consultation paper to gauge opinion on a series of proposed reforms to existing wildlife and natural environment legislation


2012 Olympics green credentials scrapes a bronze medalbut lays foundations for future gold
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 16 2012

Jesse J singing “it’s not about the money” at the closing ceremony of 2012 Olympics is apt when considering the “greening” of the Olympics


Not splitting the difference
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 30 2011

In some circumstances, it is possible for a planning decision to be "split" and consent granted instead for a lesser scheme


Assessments of carbon and energy performance on the horizon - time to have your say
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 30 2011

All owners of commercial buildings in Scotland need to be aware of the proposals, under section 63 of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009, that will require owners to carry out an assessment of both the energy performance of their buildings, and the emission of greenhouse gases produced by those buildings or by activities carried on within them, and then to take steps to improve the energy performance of the building and reduce emissions