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Free Legislation Updates May 2020

This free legal update provides selected items from the most recent monthly email. Subscribers to Greenspace receive full updates on new and forthcoming legislation applicable to their organisation each month. These emails also communicate new publications, consultations and legal case studies.

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30 April 2020

COVID-19 Regulatory Position Statements

Regulators in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have published a series of temporary regulatory position statements. These statements provide greater flexibility to reflect COVID-19 restrictions.

The statements concern regimes such as environmental permitting, radioactive substances regulation and waste management.

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01 October 2020

Environmental Protection (Plastic Straws, Cotton Buds and Stirrers) (England) Regulations 2020

These regulations will prohibit the sale of single-use plastic straws, plastic-stemmed cotton buds and plastic drink stirrers in England. 

The regulations will also apply exemptions from the ban.

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01 January 2021

Deposit and Return Scheme for Scotland Regulations 2020

These regulations will introduce a deposit and return scheme for single-use packaging used to supply soft drinks in Scotland.

To place these products on the market, organisations will be required to register with the Scottish Environment Protection Agency or a Compliance Scheme.

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01 January 2021

Environmental Regulation (Enforcement Measures) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2020

These regulations will enable regulators to apply civil sanctions for breaches of the forthcoming deposit return scheme for single-use soft drinks packaging in Scotland.

Monetary penalties and enforcement undertakings may be applied.

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09 April 2020

Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Coronavirus) (England) Amendment Order 2020

These regulations introduce an additional, temporary class of general permitted development that may be undertaken without a planning application.

Emergency development by local authorities and heath service bodies is authorised until 31 December 2020.

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10 April 2020

Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (No. 2) (Wales) Order 2020

These regulations temporarily authorise additional types of development that may be undertaken in Wales without a planning application. Under these rights, buildings and land may be used for residential or non-residential institutions where this is required to prevent, control, mitigate or otherwise take action in connection with a UK public health emergency. Developments undertaken must cease within 12 months. 

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