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Draft London Environment Strategy Supports Enhanced Role for District Heating

Posted on August 15th 2017

The Mayor of London’s Draft Environment Strategy was published last week. This sets out an ambitious programme to make London a Zero Carbon city by 2050, and provides a focus on policy areas for the Mayor to address in the upcoming London Plan due to be published later this year. Here we examine the proposals with specific regard to district …

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Getting External Lighting Right

Posted on August 15th 2017

Good external lighting design can significantly uplift the visual environment of any scheme. However, wider considerations of light pollution, energy efficiency, safety and security need to be appropriately considered. Addressing the issue at planning stage not only supports planning applications but also promotes a fit-for-purpose and cost effective basis for the detailed design. Light pollution was introduced to the National …

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Hodkinson Consultancy Get Active for Charity

Posted on August 15th 2017

Employees from Hodkinson Consultancy took part in various cycling events in London last month. Charlotte Booth challenged herself to complete the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 mile cycle, a road race starting in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, into Surrey taking in the challenging climbs of Box Hill and Leith Hill, and racing back to the finish line on The Mall. Charlotte raised …

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BREEAM Communities Success in Eastleigh

Posted on August 15th 2017

We are delighted to announce that we have recently achieved BREEAM Communities ‘Excellent’ certification for Bloor Homes at Crowdhill Green in Eastleigh Borough Council, Hampshire. Crowdhill Green is a new, sustainable development of 330 new homes in Fair Oak, of which Bloor Homes are providing 226. Following the achievement of outline planning consent and BREEAM Interim Certification in 2014, we worked …

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