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Severn Trent plans to double the number of sustainable drainage projects by 2020

New report says climate change adaptation plans will deliver more sustainable approaches to drainage Severn Trent Water says it intends to double the number of sustainable urban drainage (SuDS) projects in the next few years as a result of climate […]
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Planners give evidence to MPs on Housing and Planning Bill

Housing and Planning Bill represents “the end of English discretionary planning,” says Town and Country Planning Association Representatives of six bodies including town and rural planners gave evidence last week to the Public Bill Committee scrutinising the Government’s Housing and […]
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Environment Agency launches plans for £92m Boston flood barrier

Boston flood barrier will reduce the risk of tidal flooding The Environment Agency is holding a series of events starting this month to explain its plans for the proposed £92 million Boston Barrier flood defence scheme. The Boston flood barrier […]
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Event: ArchitEx2015

1-2 December 2015, St Georges Hall, Liverpool We’ll be exhibiting at this new free-to-attend two day UK Architecture & Building Design conference and exhibition. Visit us on stand A8 to find out more about our range of products including contaminated […]
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GeoSmart adds Groundwater Flood Risk Map to Ambiental’s Flood Model

GeoSmart Information and Ambiental have announced that they have incorporated the GeoSmart GW5 Groundwater Flood Risk Map into Ambiental’s UKFloodMap4™. Covering 100% of the UK, with a full range of return periods, and integrating the most up-to-date river flow and […]
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Current Issues in Contaminated Land Risk Assessment

Society of Brownfield Risk Assessment – December Conference SoBRA (the Society of Brownfield Risk Assessment) is holding its AGM next month. The event will take place on Wednesday, December 16th 2015, at the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) premises in […]
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Shropshire Council looking to install sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) across Shropshire

First SuDS measure in ‘Slow the Flow’ project is completed Shropshire Council has announced the completion of the first in a series of sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) to be implemented across the county. Shropshire Council is working in partnership with […]
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‘State of Building Trade Survey’ reveals growing skills shortage in construction industry

Quarterly figures show 60% of small building firms are struggling to hire bricklayers The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has warned that a “skills time bomb” in the construction industry is threatening the government’s ambition to increase home ownership and […]
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“Planning in England is at a crux point,” says British Property Federation

“Cuts in local planning departments are undermining central government’s ambitions for the delivery of new housing,” says Royal Town Planning Institute Three separate surveys on planning were published last month, two of which reviewed the current state of the planning […]
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CIRIA discusses sustainable drainage systems and green infrastructure

“Greening grey infrastructure: from innovation to implementation” CIRIA organised a webinar this week on sustainable drainage systems and the idea of using ‘green infrastructure’ and nature to manage flood risk. The event provided an overview of the current research and […]
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