Daily Archives: 10/02/2012

Bids invited for £23.7m UK coastal communities boost

Social enterprises, charities and local enterprise partnerships have been invited to bid for more than £23.7m of funding available in 2012 from the government’s new Coastal Communities Fund, aimed at promoting regeneration in seaside towns.   Coastal communities across the … Continue reading

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Cornwall charges for pre-app advice

    Cornwall Council has introduced charges for pre-application planning advice. The scheme came into force at the beginning of February.   The fixed charge fees range from £350 plus VAT for a major scheme like a residential development of … Continue reading

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‘Shocking’ lack of research on Green Deal claims

Government has been criticised after admitting there was ‘very little’ evidence for claim that Part L changes will boost Green Deal   Building Co UK Article: LINK

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Stockton demolition fight goes to Appeal Court

The owner of chemical giant ICI’s former headquarters in Stockton-on-Tees has won permission to take its fight to save the building from demolition to the Appeal Court, citing a violation of the European Convention on Human Rights.   A DECISION … Continue reading

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Davey puts energy saving at heart of DECC’s strategy

A new offensive on cutting energy waste was launched by Edward Davey, with the creation of a dedicated team within the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) assembled to spearhead energy efficiency policy and make it more relevant to … Continue reading

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HS & partners host heritage crime exploratory meeting

The Treasure Trove Unit and Historic Scotland (HS), with the support of National Museums Scotland and English Heritage, are holding an afternoon meeting, on Friday 9 March 2012, 1330-1700, to explore the theme of crimes against heritage in Scotland. Historic Scotland writes: … Continue reading

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Development ‘red tape’ champions for England unveiled

The Tory leader of a west London council praised by Prime Minister David Cameron has been appointed to aid the government in its drive to ‘reduce red tape’ relating to housing and construction.     After launching the Department’s Red … Continue reading

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EWH seeks new Chair and Trustees

Edinburgh World Heritage (EWH) the charitable organisation responsible for conserving and promoting the interests of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site is seeking a new chair and trustees – (see http://www.ihbc.org.uk/jobsnew/).   EH writes of itself: … Continue reading

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Training manuals for Green Deal operatives

  Training manuals designed to equip construction SMEs with the knowledge and skills they need to unlock the commercial opportunities around the Green Deal have been launched by CITB-ConstructionSkills and are available for download at no charge.   The publishers … Continue reading

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Scottish permitted development rules eased

New rules to make it easier for householders in Scotland to make changes to their homes without applying for planning permission have come into force.   New rules came in to force on February 6, 2012 to make it easier … Continue reading

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Millions for eco-friendly homes in Scotland

An additional £87 million will be invested in affordable and energy efficient homes to support jobs in the construction industry, Housing Minister Keith Brown has announced.   The funding was outlined in the Scottish Parliament by Finance Secretary John Swinney, … Continue reading

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