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…

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…

Maidstone SUDS

Maidstone SUDS

The KCC Resilience and Emergencies Unit Annual Operating Plan 2014/15 contains the following targets: Ensure greater emphasis on preventive planning, in compliance with the National Planning Policy Framework; Integrate preventive planning into all relevant plans, guidance and training; and Ensure a community leadership role in embedding preventive planning into KCC roles and responsibilities. (Contact: Tony…

Camden’s outcomes-oriented commissioning model

As part of its Sustainable Community Strategy, the London Borough of Camden has worked with the New Economics Foundation (with support from HM Treasury and funding from Invest to Dave Budget) to develop an outcomes-oriented commissioning model. The model supports commissioning on the basis of wider community outcomes (the social, environmental and economic impacts providers…

North West Cambridge Area Action Plan

The North West Cambridge site is a mixed use development being developed by the University of Cambridge. It will comprise 3,000 new homes, student accommodation for 2,000 students, academic and research facilities, a community centre, primary school, local centre including a supermarket and health centre and open space and recreation facilities, including allotments and sports…