Planning policy

February 12th, 2015

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CWL news Feb 2015

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From government funding for urban renewable energy to the role of the Merton Rule in local planning policy, a new tool for processing local energy data and innovations in energy storage.

Plus why is E.ON splitting its brand? and Bristol kicks off the year as European Green Capital.

Here’s our latest newsletter.

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January 20th, 2015

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Going for a Merton? The increased importance of the Merton Rule in a changed planning system

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The Government’s policy of cutting regulation has left the Merton Rule as one of the few remaining tools for LPA’s wanting developers to build lower impact, lower running cost new homes that exceed Building Regulations. Read more

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June 5th, 2013

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A review of the Merton Rule in four local councils – what works and how it can be improved

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This report sets out the findings of research into the impact of Merton Rule-style policies in four Local Planning Authorities in Cambridgeshire.

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May 2nd, 2013

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Why are energy costs rising? And what’s in store in the next 5 to 10 years?

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The current consensus is that energy costs are going to rise significantly over the next 5 years and further still in the following five years. This is going to be a major issue for businesses, and households alike. Read more

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