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Northstowe New Town a Step Closer

Posted on October 30th 2012

Gallagher’s development of the first phase of Northstowe is a step closer after the joint committee of members of South Cambridgeshire  District Council and Cambridgeshire County Council resolved to grant outline planning permission, subject to the completion of a legal agreement. Richard Hodkinson Consultancy supported the application through preparation of an Energy Statement for the development. Working with Gallagher we …

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BREEAM Surface Water Runoff on Code for Sustainable Homes Sites

Posted on October 15th 2012

Design teams working on mixed-use sites assessed under both the Code and BREEAM need to apply caution before assuming that a Code compliant flood risk and drainage strategy will automatically qualify for the equivalent credits under BREEAM.  Whilst BREEAM and Code surface water runoff and flood risk credits appear similar, there are some key differences which this article will explain. …

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