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Sustainability in practice

It is critical is to measure the carbon footprint of early design options

12-May-2014 | By Kristian Steele

Embodied Carbon Week will help boost the industry’s expertise in emissions reduction, says Kristian Steele

Sustainability in practice

There are aspects that set my teeth on edge: the language of the consultation document is unbelievably crass

12-May-2014 | By Rory Bergin

Defra should not treat biodiversity like pieces on a chessboard, to be moved about at will, says Rory Bergin

Sustainability in practice

The Code for Sustainable Homes tends to focus on point-scoring, rather than fostering appropriate solutions

12-May-2014 | By Julia Park

The Code for Sustainable Homes is an unworkable muddle and we won’t mourn its passing, says Julia Park

Legalease

It is hard to resist the obligation to 'supervise' building works

11-Dec-2014 | By Mark Klimt

Legalese: Your failure to inspect items properly might cost you dearly in the case of a claim, writes Mark Klimt

Basement

Kensington & Chelsea wins battle against mega-basements

3-Dec-2014 | By

The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea has won its battle to curb a boom in the building of mega-basements in the borough

New Covent Garden SOM BDP

New Covent Garden proposals scrape through planning

13-Nov-2014 | By Jim Dunton

Controversial proposals to redevelop south west London’s New Covent Garden market area with a scheme including a series of high-rise buildings have narrowly won planning permission.

Planningportal

Engagement with communities assists sensitive planning applications

11-Nov-2014 | By Alan Francis

Mapping evolution of a design decision during consultation is useful to demonstrate how the benefits have been thought through, says Stephen Smith

New Covent Garden SOM BDP

Boris Johnson in planning challenge to SOM/BDP Nine Elms project

5-Nov-2014 | By

London mayor and Chinese developer Dalian Wanda have criticised the New Covent Garden scheme on design grounds and for its negative impact on a neighbouring project