Mikael Forup explains how good planning and management can help ensure developments have a net positive impact on the environment – and will have a better chance of securing planning consent as a result.

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The latest official figures show the amount of land in England designated as Green Belt in 2015-16 was 1,635,480 hectares, equivalent to 13% of the total land area. During that period, the size of England’s green belt declined by 1,020 Hectares. Altogether, eight local planning authorities adopted amended local plans during that time which contributed to this reduction in Green Belt. These authorities cited a combination of exceptional circumstances around the demand for housing and plans to release land for business use as the key reasons for taking land out of the Green Belt.

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As summer draws to a close, there’s still much that can be done to progress ecological survey work during the winter. This will enable your project to get off the ground so you can take full advantage of the active season in the spring. Principal Ecologist Catherine Hibbert explains more.

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Our Inverness based Senior Environmental Consultant Sarah Rauch-Lynch attended the recent Scottish Renewables Marine Conference in Inverness. As the industry progresses towards full commercialisation, she reports back on some of the issues discussed and considers some of the environmental challenges facing the industry and how they may be overcome.

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It's back to school of the Atmos Consulting Edinburgh team, as they  take up residency in Robert Wilson’s iconic Canning Street former school building.

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