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Planning Policy Wales (PPW) sets out the land use planning policies of the Welsh Government. It is supplemented by a series of Technical Advice Notes (TANs, listed in the Annex). Procedural advice is given in circulars and policy clarification letters. It translates their commitment to sustainable development into the planning system so that it can play an appropriate role in moving towards sustainability.
For further information and to download each chapter, please click here>>. The entire document can be downloaded here>>.
PRESS RELEASE: The best in the construction industry were recognised at the sixth Constructing Excellence National Awards in London on November 30.
The shortlisted from around the UK attended the prestigious event at London’s Guoman Tower hotel on Friday night. The winners from each of Constructing Excellence’s Regional Awards were put forward for the National Awards, with 14 awards up for grabs this year. This year’s final included awards for Integration & Collaborative Working, Innovation, Sustainability, Young Achiever, Client of the Year and Project of the Year.
After 4 years service, Jane Garrett will be leaving CL:AIRE having completed the task of turning the unit into a standalone organisation. During this time CL:AIRE has developed its role in the Brownfield sector.
Particular successes have included the work on the Development Industry Code of Practice on Waste, CL:AIRE’s 10th anniversary celebrations, the production of a Policy Paper during the 2010 Election campaign, the organisation of a conference on lessons learnt from the regeneration of the remarkable Olympics mega site, the introduction of distance learning and embracing the challenges of a Code of Practice for Asbestos in Soil.
The transformation from public funding to membership support is now largely complete and CL:AIRE can look forward with confidence, being supported by a growing membership base. Commenting on Jane’s departure, CL:AIRE Chairman Richard Froggatt said, “I wish Jane every success in the future and thank her for her leadership and commitment at a crucial time for CL:ARE’s development. CL:AIRE has a strong and talented team and I very much look forward to working closely with them to enhance CL:AIRE's strengths and offer.”
Jane Garrett said, “I am proud to have seen CL:AIRE through such a transformation. It has been an exciting time and I am proud of the efforts of the CL:AIRE team, who I am sure will carry the work on with great enthusiasm. I shall miss them and colleagues throughout the industry. I am now looking forward to a new challenge.”
CL:AIRE is delighted to announce that Geo2 Remediation Ltd, Peter Brett Associates, Roundhay Environmental Consulting Ltd, WSP Group and WYG have joined as new CL:AIRE Technical Members.
In addition, Bristol & Avon and Erith Group (both Corporate); Atkins; MDK Environmental Ltd; RSK Group; and Ecologia (all Technical) have renewed their Membership for 2012/2013.
The meeting notes from the second Joint Industry Working Group meeting held on September 26th 2012 have now been finalised and uploaded onto the dedicated project website www.claire.co.uk/asbestos and can also be downloaded directly here>>. More details can be found from the 'read more' tab.
After the successful launch of the Remediation Technologies e-Learning Suite in June 2012, CL:AIRE is now developing further modules titled 'Introduction to Soil and Groundwater Risk Assessment' and 'Sustainable Remediation Appraisal' which we hope will be online in the first quarter 2013. These modules are being developed by leading industry experts with the financial support of Shell Global Solutions.
The courses will be fully interactive and will deliver approximately four hours of learning with two assessments. On completion of the courses and passing the assessments, a personalised PDF certificate will be issued for your continuing professional development.
If you would like to know more information about the existing e-Learning modules please visit www.claire.co.uk/elearning, with a printable flyer available here>>.
CL:AIRE is pleased to announce the publication of Research Bulletin 17 (RB17) and that this is freely available to download from the Publications Library area of our website.
Research Bulletin 17 - A Pragmatic Approach to Ground Gas Risk Assessment
CL:AIRE Research Bulletins describe specific, practical aspects of research which have direct application to the characterisation, monitoring or remediation of contaminated soil or groundwater. This Research Bulletin describes a pragmatic approach to ground gas assessment using data that can be collected quickly and at low cost.
To download this bulletin please click here>>
CL:AIRE is pleased to announce that the final SABRE bulletin (SAB6) is freely available to download from the Publications Library area of our website.
SABRE Bulletin 6 - Source Area DNAPL Bioremediation: Performance Monitoring and Assessment
This bulletin is the final instalment of the SABRE (Source Area in situ BioREmediation) bulletin series. It describes performance monitoring and assessment (PMA) approaches undertaken as part of the SABRE Project. The SABRE Project integrated laboratory and field investigations with process modelling and performance assessment, which has greatly enhanced understanding of the technology.
The SABRE Project brought together an international, multidisciplinary team and was the largest project to be funded under the UK LINK Bioremediation Programme. Additional support from project partners, Environment Agency, BBSRC, NERC and EPSRC contributed to making SABRE a success.
To download this or any of the other SABRE bulletins please click here>>
The last nuclear task group meeting was held at the offices of Burges Salmon, Bristol on 14th September 2012, and was attended by over 20 people.At this meeting Constructing Excellence launched the 'Nuclear Task Group Chairman's Report 2011-12', which gives an overview of what has been achieved over the duration of the group (to date), and furthermore, what they seek to do in the coming year.
Highlights from the task group can be found in the read more tab.
The College of Science and Engineering at the University of Glasgow is looking to recruit a research assistant/associate to work on geothermal energy and / or underground coal gasification with CCS. The post is ideally aimed at someone with hands-on experience in running major codes and, preferably, programming experience - as well as a sound knowledge of geology and groundwater engineering. It is notionally pitched at individuals who have either recently completed, or will very soon complete, a PhD in an area of groundwater flow and transport modelling, especially if that involves fractured rock.
Download full information about the post here>>.
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