England’s natural environment to be better protected, restored and improved. ‘The Natural Choice’ White Paper published, 7 June. [2]

North York Moors1

National Ecosystem Assessment strengthens case for protecting and enhancing the environment and will be used by the government to direct policy in future, 2 June [3]

Marylebone Road Rush Hour

UK given three months to tackle air polluton - or face prosecuton, 11 March [4] place


Wast Water in the evening
CPRE celebrate shelving of plans for two nuclear power stations in the Lake District, 18 October [5] place
  • Fly-tipping incidents across England decrease by nearly a fifth (18.7 per cent) in the last year. This reduction follows on from a nine per cent fall the previous year. [6] CPRE’s Stop the Drop campaign has inspired the formation of 334 litter picking groups across England, who have collectively cleared 41,332 bags of litter to date. September 9
The M56 Motorway, Wythenshawe
‘Noise Action Plans’ to be set up in the following 23 urban areas, or ‘agglomerations’: Birkenhead, Blackpool, Bournemouth, Brighton, Bristol, Coventry, Hull, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Nottingham, Portsmouth, The Potteries (including Cheshire East, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Stafford, Staffordshire Moorlands and Stoke on Trent), Preston, Reading, Sheffield, Southampton, Southend, Teeside, Tyneside, West Midlands and West Yorkshire. Process of establishing Quiet Areas will begin in July 2010. 15 March [7]

Environment quality UK news - 2010-11 - 2009 - 2008 - 2005-2007 / Environment quality UK


  1., 14 November 2011
  2., 7 June 2011
  3., 2 June 2011
  4., 11 March 2011
  5., 18 October 2010
  6., 9 September 2010
  7. Defra, 15 March 2010

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