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Planning Success at White City

Posted on June 16th 2015

On the 19th May 2015 the London Borough and Hammersmith and Fulham resolved to grant planning permission for the redevelopment of the Marks and Spencer warehouse site in White City site with Members voting unanimously in favour of the application. We are delighted to have contributed to this recent planning success and extremely pleased to have been able to work …

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How is Planning Responding to the Need to Adapt to Climate Change?

Posted on June 16th 2015

Even with current reductions in CO2 emissions, adaptation is required to tackle the expected changes in our climate. The UK Government requires that local planning authorities play a key role in ensuring new development deals with the issue. Amongst the effects of climate change, three key impacts have been identified: Flooding: The cost of damage from flooding to residential properties …

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Incorporating Passivhaus Design Principles

Posted on June 4th 2015

Passivhaus homes are known for their high quality, low energy approach. The results consistently receive positive customer feedback. Certification requires the assessment of the As-Built home, ensuring that design intentions are realised, something that is commonly highlighted as a major issue with standard Part L compliance. Homeowners report liking Passivhaus buildings due to the low energy bills and because their …

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Heat Trust Scheme Launched as Best Practice for Community Energy

Posted on June 3rd 2015

The Heat Trust has recently been formally established by the Association for District Energy (ADE) to provide a common standard in the service quality and level of protection given by community heating suppliers to customers. We fully support the Heat Trust in their goals and hope that they are able to provide customers with confidence in what is a relatively …

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