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“UK’s most sustainable neighbourhood” granted planning permission

“UK’s most sustainable neighbourhood” granted planning permission

A multi-use “walkable neighbourhood” in Lewes, East Sussex has been granted planning permission a year after proposals were first announced. The Phoenix will see a 7.9ha brownfield site turned into 685 ‘highly energy-efficient’ homes that will be the UK’s largest timber-structure neighbourhood where pedestrians will be prioritised over cars....

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Setting the course for 2024

Setting the course for 2024

As the industry prepares to chart the course of change with new initiatives and legislations on the horizon, it is no surprise a number of companies are setting out their goals for the year ahead with the ecological and economical climate in mind. We heard from a number of recognised companies within the industry to find out their goals for 2024....

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Get involved: Tell us your sustainability achievement!

Get involved: Tell us your sustainability achievement!

In our annual Green Issue, Pro Landscaper is looking to highlight the environmental achievements companies have made in the last 12 months. These can be actions that have reduced the business’ carbon footprint, implementing practices that made landscape construction more sustainable, switching to ‘greener’ products and tools, or finding ways to...

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Environment charities falling short on racial diversity, study finds

Environment charities falling short on racial diversity, study finds

Around one in 20 people employed in the environment charities sector identified as an ethnic minority last year, compared with one in eight in the wider UK workforce. The second instalment of the RACE (racial action on the climate emergency) Report- which collected data from April to October last year- shows 6% of employees identified as people...

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Tyler Grange announces new managing director

Tyler Grange announces new managing director

Co-founder Jon Berry has been appointed as managing director of environmental consultancy Tyler Grange. He supersedes his fellow co-founder Simon Ursell, who has moved into the position as chair. The two set up Tyler Grange 14 years ago alongside Julian Arthur, who will retain his role as technical director. It has since become a B Corp, renowned...

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Six Inches of Soil gets Picturehouse Green Screen tour

Six Inches of Soil gets Picturehouse Green Screen tour

Following its global launch at COP28, regenerative and agroecology documentary, Six Inches of Soil is set to be shown as part of Picturehouse Green Screen. The documentary will commence its 13 cinema tour on Tuesday 19 March, with a red-carpet gala event at Cambridge Arts. Going on to screen at Picturehouse Cinemas in Crouch End (London),...

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Plans for ‘extensive’ urban greening approved for Square Mile

Plans for ‘extensive’ urban greening approved for Square Mile

The City of London Corporation has approved a new urban greening office scheme at the 30 Minories site in the east of the city. In plans put forward by PLP Architects, a new 14,000sqm mixed-use office building will replace the postwar office block, while retaining a Victorian warehouse building, known as ‘Writers House’, on the site. The new...

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Legacy tree shelters removed for recycling

Legacy tree shelters removed for recycling

National Highways has removed roadside legacy tree shelters for collection and recycling. Led by more than 25 volunteers, a large number of shelters were taken from the A428 across October.  This was supported by Tubex as part of its tree shelter collection and recycling programme launched in 2021. Volunteers collected approximately 2000 used...

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All Design Guide launches to improve green spaces across Manchester

All Design Guide launches to improve green spaces across Manchester

A new guide to improve the design and development of streets across Greater Manchester has launched in a bid to improve green spaces. The Streets for All Design Guide, part of the Greater Manchester Streets for All Strategy sets out guidance and standards for how streets will look, feel and function in the coming years. The guide will work to...

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Europe’s largest living wall reaches practical completion

Europe’s largest living wall reaches practical completion

Europe’s largest living wall, also known as Eden- developed by The English Cities Fund (ECF) has reached practical completion. The 115,000 sq ft 12-storey office building boasts the highest NABERS UK Design Reviewed Target Rating for a new-build development in the UK to date. It has been designed against the UK Green Building Councils 2030 - 2035...

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£26bn a year needed to tackle UK environmental threats, study shows

£26bn a year needed to tackle UK environmental threats, study shows

Analysis from LSE and University of Cambridge shows a yearly investment of £26bn is needed to tackle the UK environmental threats. An investment into the green economy of around one percent of GDP each year is needed to address the climate and biodiversity crisis. Published today, the report warns continued low levels of public investment into...

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Biodiversity flies high in new airport terminal garden

Biodiversity flies high in new airport terminal garden

A first-of-its-kind ‘airport terminal in a garden’ has opened in India, welcoming its first international passengers. Terminal two at Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru (BLR Airport) has turned the typical terminal aesthetic on its head, with the help of landscape architects Grant Associates. The new terminal pays homage to Bengaluru’s...

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Historic Derwent Valley £22m redevelopment gets green light

Historic Derwent Valley £22m redevelopment gets green light

The Amber Valley Borough Council gives the go ahead for the £22m Milford Mills redevelopment project overlooking the River Derwent. The revised plans proposed by Wavensmere Homes include the construction of 69 new mixed occupancy homes on the historic plot within the Derwent Valley Mills UNESCO World Heritage Site. With 42 two and three bedroom...

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Sculpture by the Lakes release new menu for sustainable dining

Sculpture by the Lakes release new menu for sustainable dining

As demand for locally sourced, good quality, and natural ingredients rises, Dorset’s ‘Sculpture by the Lakes’ develop a zero-mile and highly sustainably sourced menu. One of the UK’s eight accredited botanic gardens, the ‘Sculpture by the Lakes’ on-site kitchen garden already contains 90% of the garden’s own produce. The two chefs, George Carter...

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Public Sector Decarbonisation Fund up to Phase 3b

Public Sector Decarbonisation Fund up to Phase 3b

The government is providing financial support with over £1 billion allocated for non-domestic public sector buildings through the Public Sector Decarbonisation Fund. Phase 3b will provide up to £635 million of funding from 2023 to 2025. Funds come with tight deadlines for applications and delivery of projects therefore organisations must be ready...

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Government commits to ambitious timber construction targets

Government commits to ambitious timber construction targets

The government has pledged to increase timber construction rates, in a bid to stimulate demand for domestic planting in England and reduce import reliance. In a new roadmap published by the government it was revealed that less than 10% of English new build homes were timber framed in 2019, in contrast to Scotland where this figure was over 90%....

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Fossil CO2 emissions at all time high

Fossil CO2 emissions at all time high

In new research undertaken by the Global Carbon Project science team, global fossil CO2 emissions have reached an all time high this year. The annual Global Carbon Budget report reveals that despite a fall in fossil carbon dioxide emissions across some regions, including Europe and the USA, overall levels have risen to 36.8bn tonnes, a 1.1%...

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