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A guide to noise pollution

Noise pollution is often considered one of the lesser evils when the topic of pollution arises, but it can be detrimental to public health and to the environment, and so needs to be taken more seriously. Let's explore this further:

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8 food waste heroes turning surplus produce into innovative products

Food waste in the UK continues to be a big problem and the volume being thrown away is on the rise. We wasted 7.3million tonnes of food in 2015 alone, costing the UK £13bn. Take a look at how these companies are doing their bit to reduce food waste:

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Safe summer food the focus of Food Safety Week 2017

This year, Food Safety Week (19 – 25 June) coincides with National Picnic week; our messages will focus on keeping food safe when picnicking, as well as honing in on safe barbecuing.

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A Day in the Life of: A Planning Department

Planning departments are continually changing. Different working methods are being adopted to manage the increased workload, and the pressure on planning teams is heavier than ever before. In the first of our new ‘Day in the Life’ series, we thought we would take a look at what a modern planning department looks like.

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UK recycling targets: How are we doing?

The UK is tasked with achieving a 50% recycling rate by 2020, as set out in the EU Waste Framework Directive. Is this target achievable? How close are we to meeting this objective? We explore this further in this infographic:

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Adding voice to Councils' digital transformation strategies

We like to think we have our fingers on the pulse of new and upcoming technologies here at Agile Applications. And as a software and digital services provider, we've made it our mission to help Local Authorities transform and modernise their digital back-office functions. According to a recent study, however, Councils are struggling with their digital transformation strategy.

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Encourage recycling for Earth Day 2017

Earth Day falls on April 22nd and is celebrated all over the world each year. It’s a day dedicated to encouraging people to protect the earth, making them more environmentally mindful of their actions and the impact they have on the globe.

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Garden Waste Increases for National Garden Month 2017

The long, cold days of winter are finally passing and the spring sun is starting to show its face; people all over the UK are donning their gardening gloves, arming themselves with strimmers and loppers, and turning their attention to their neglected lawns – this can only mean one thing: it’s National Garden Month 2017.

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Swift software users win awards at RTPI Awards

We’d like to congratulate our planning software users, Snowdonia National Park and Dudley MBC, both of whom won awards at this year’s annual RTPI Conference.

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Planning, Climate Change and SuDS - the new recycling?

We’re the inheritors of fabulous landscapes and wild places, ancient monuments and buzzing urban spaces....

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Swift DataPro on LASA RM1059

Our Planning, Building Control, Environmental Health, Licensing and Trading Standards solutions are well known in the market

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Basildon opts for Swift DataPro Licensing

Basildon District is the second largest district in Essex by population

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Worcestershire County Council – our County Planning solution

Worcestershire County continues the drive to achieve best value and improve access for citizens with the award of the contract to supply Planning software to Swift DataPro

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London Legacy Development Corporation – Planning for the future

The London Legacy Development Corporation acts as the planning authority for the area around and including Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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It’s good to share - South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse go for shared Licensing

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse have joined forces to achieve costs savings and efficiencies in their Regulatory Services departments

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Cambridgeshire County Council – shaping development for the future

The County Council plays a key role in shaping the way development in Cambridgeshire is planned and is active in influencing and helping to shape planning polices, at the national, sub-national and local level.

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