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November 2016

Autumn Statement – building a country for everyone

Philip Hammond’s first Autumn Statement was focused around house building, infrastructure and closing the productivity gap. The Home Builders Fund pledged just last month has just been effectively doubled in an attempt to unlock economic growth for all. Hammond reported […]
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Winter offer! Save money on selected EnviroSmart Reports

Save £50 on either our EnviroSmart or EnviroSmart Plus Reports until 16 December 2016. EnviroSmart     (Phase 1 Desk Study)    Was £445    Now £395* EnviroSmart Plus     (Phase 1 Desk Study with Walkover)    Was £795    Now £745* *Winter offer expires […]
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1 million plus homes can be delivered on brownfield land

New research published by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), incorporating data from the brownfield register, has claimed that sites across England can provide at least 1.1 million new homes. CPRE studied the findings of 53 councils that have […]
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GeoSmart accompanies Baroness Parminter to inspect SuDS in action

We were delighted to accompany Baroness Parminter, Liberal Democrat Peer and spokesperson for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, to see SuDS in action on a new development in Gloucestershire last week. Our Innovation Director, Dr Paul Ellis joined the Baroness, […]
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Webinar: Towards improved SuDS assessments – 29 Nov 16

Join our webinar: Towards improved SuDS assessments – a discussion forum for LLFAs to promote successful outcomes in planning applications 29 November 2016, 3pm-4pm (UK time) Who should sign up This webinar is designed for Lead Local Flood Authority Officers […]
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Understanding and working better with authorities on SuDS planning conditions

It was standing room only at the Urban Innovation Centre in Clerkenwell, London for our latest seminar on Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS). Architects, lawyers, engineers and consultants came together to understand more about the SuDS regime, good SuDS design and […]
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Greater support for SuDS welcomed, but more holistic flood modelling required

Our Managing Director, Stuart Pearce responds to the recommendations in today’s EFRA Commons Committee Report on Future Flood Prevention. A third report on flood risk management this year has called for the most radical reform of flood risk management. Following […]
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