Free Legislation Updates April 2021

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30 March 2021

Heat Networks (Scotland) Act 2021

This Act provides powers to regulate the construction and operation of district heat networks and communal heating systems. The Act also sets targets for the uptake of heat networks.

Powers under this Act will be brought into force by forthcoming regulations.

14 March 2021

Environmental Protection (Single-Use Plastic Products And Oxo-Degradable Plastic Products) (Scotland) Regulations 2021

These draft regulations would ban a broad range of single-use plastic products and all oxo-degradable plastic products. If adopted, products affected would include single-use expanded polystyrene cups and containers, plastic cutlery and plates.

19 March 2021

Environment (Wales) Act 2016 (Amendment of 2050 Emissions Target) Regulations 2021

These regulations revised the 2050 emissions reduction target under the Environment (Wales) Act 2016.

The 2050 emissions reduction target was increased from 80% of the baseline to 100%. As a result, greenhouse gas emissions in Wales must be net zero by year 2050.

19 March 2021

Climate Change (Interim Emissions Targets) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

These regulations applied more stringent interim emissions reductions targets for Wales for 2030 and 2040.

24 March 2021

Carbon Accounting (Provision for 2019) Regulations 2021

These regulations apply rules for the UK’s net carbon account in 2019. This determines debits and credits from the carbon account, including for domestic aviation.

30 April 2021

Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (No. 2) (Wales) Order 2021

This order will apply additional temporary changes of land use until 3 January 2022. This includes using buildings under use classes A1 (shops), A2 (financial and professional services) or A3 (food and drink) for other purposes.

A temporary development right until 29 April 2022 also allows the installation of awnings on the frontage of hospitality premises.


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