Entries by jamesfernandes

UK water sector launches wet wipes flushability standard

The UK water companies, together with their official body Water UK, have launched a new flushability standard for all wet wipes in a bid to combat the blockages which currently cost the country £100 million a year. From now on manufacturers of wipes will be able to feature an official water industry ‘Fine to Flush’ […]

Significant M23 road works continue

Work to reduce congestion and improve journey times on the M23 continue this week with narrow lanes and a reduced speed limit of 50mph North and South bound 24/7. Sussex Neighbourhood Watch said there are no planned closures, but free recovery service and speed enforcement are in place ‘to ensure drivers and road workers safety’. […]

Green light for Hull’s £42m tidal flood defence scheme

Construction of a multi-million pound scheme to protect thousands of homes and businesses in Hull from flooding from the Humber has been given the go ahead. The £42 million flood alleviation scheme, approved by Hull’s planning committee earlier this month on the fifth anniversary of the tidal surge that caused devastation the city, has now […]

New year upgrade for Manchester motorway link

One of Manchester’s key motorway link roads is in line for a new year upgrade to make journeys smoother and safer for the 90,000 drivers who use it every day. Highways England is improving a two-mile stretch of the M56, known as the Sharston Link, between junction 3 of the M60 at Cheadle and junction […]

Sustainable drainage regulations come into force in Wales

Regulations for Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDs) for new property developments in Wales came into force yesterday. The mandatory regulations introduced by the Welsh Government will help reduce flood risk and improve water quality. From now on: All new developments of more than 1 house or where the construction area is 100m2 or more, will require […]