Novotel hotel, London

The London Blackfriars Novotel has been ranked in the top 10% of sustainable commercial buildings in the UK for its “outstanding” eco-friendly policies by BREEAM (The Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method). The hotel has been given an “excellent” rating for its environmental performance and is aiming to change the mindset of guests so that…

London Healthy Urban Development Unit (HUDU)

The London Healthy Urban Development Unit is a team of town planners working to maximise the opportunities for aligning the health and planning agendas. The unit engages planners and health professionals to integrate health considerations into planning policy decisions and promote healthy urban development. HUDU has developed tools and guidance to assess the health impacts…

The Medway Valley Landscape Enhancement Plan

The Medway Valley Landscape Enhancement Plan offers guidance for change along the Medway Valley within Maidstone Borough. This report has been developed through the Kent Environment Strategy (Strategic Landscape Enhancement Plan 2015) ; a partnership of organisations working together to deliver actions for the benefit of Kent’s Environment. The Medway Valley Landscape Enhancement Plan offers…

Flood risk reduction on the River Len, Kent

The River Len is a small and heavily urbanised tributary of the River Medway in Maidstone. In autumn 2000 the Len had flooded commercial and residential property in Maidstone town centre. In 2002 the acquisition of 2.5 hectares of the River Len corridor was negotiated by Maidstone Council as environmental mitigation for a new supermarket…