Councils will simply get round this by tasking a member of staff to fast-track refusals. I know at least one council that's done that...
Love the coloured panelling, but other than that this seems an awfully brutal design for tiny children. Lots of hard surfaces to fall on and run into, sharp corners on fitted furniture, featureless corridors...and I can just imagine the accidents they'll have with the full height glass. And no colour, just white and concrete. Would I want to send my kids to such a sterile environment? No thanks.
I just hope the Green Deal Assessments are more expertly done than many Energy Assessments are. I've had energy assessors recommending cavity wall insulation for walls that are obviously solid (9" flemish bond), for instance; missing the fact that cavity wall insulation has been installed (different house, obviously) and other similar obvious errors...
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Yes to a good subbie, Justfacades, but without good design it's only workmanship...
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Does Brennan seriously think his comments are professional? This perspective on their attitudes towards 'ethnics' may possibly reflect a white male predominance that's also a part cause of keeping women out of the profession, especially at a high level. I wonder if he employs any 'ethnics'?