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NEW – BREEAM Simple Buildings Manual and Criteria Released

Posted on March 25th 2013

Following our article last month introducing BREEAM Simple Buildings, the new guidance was released by BRE on 13th March 2013. After reviewing the criteria within this new BREEAM scheme we think this is a positive change for our clients. Many small commercial units within larger schemes could now be assessed using this cheaper and simpler scheme. Projects can now be …

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Planning Reforms & the NPPF – Change, Uncertainty and Opportunity

Posted on March 25th 2013

The end of March sees the 12-month anniversary of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). With this comes the expiry of the transitional arrangements, and moves the industry into a period of both uncertainty and opportunity. The NPPF was published on the 27 March 2012, and took immediate effect. It sets a clear message – that there must be a …

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