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Parker Morris for tomorrow?

At the AJ's recent Affordable Housing conference, David Birkbeck from Design for Homes demonstrated a website which sets out space standards for 21st-century housing.

Originally developed for the GLA (but never adopted) by a group including David Leavitt and John Watson, the standards were picked up by Design for Homes as a consumer tool and have recently been adopted by the Housing Corporation and English Partnerships.

www. swingacat. info Reducing site waste is a challenge for projects aiming to be sustainable. But DEFRA could be coming to the rescue with its new legislation, currently in consultation over site-waste management plans.

Make your voice heard before 9 July by visiting www. defra.gov. uk and following the 'Consultations' link to 'Climate Change and Environmental Protection'.

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