Future national planning policy

Proposed revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework There’s been a lot of domestic ‘news’ in the past couple of months.  The Salisbury poisoning, late winter freeze and subsequent heatwave, the gender pay gap, Facebook data management, the Windrush...

Catching critical deadlines

As the Easter break and end of the financial year all but coincide this year, many businesses are focussed on spending residual funds before the year end, on financial planning for the coming year, and on programming projects for consenting or delivery over the next...

Benefits of Bird and Bat Boxes

When we are asked to design ecological mitigation schemes for developments we often suggest the incorporation of bird and bat boxes into the design. If we know birds and bats use the site, it can be a low cost solution to replace roost and nest sites that may be lost...

Landmark and Battery Storage

We are in the midst of a massive shift in our energy system, driven by technological innovation and the imperative to tackle climate change. Just a few years ago electricity was generated by 50 large power stations. Today we are approaching 1 million distributed...