Sunday, 13 April 2014

Neighbourhood Planning

How is Nocton doing?

I think my first report on the matter of Neighbourhood Planning was dated 20 October 2011. It is encouraging to see that Nocton Parish Council are now in the early stages of establishing a partnership with Potterhanworth Parish Council to prepare a neighbourhood plan.

The importance of Milton Ernest: Parish councils with big property plans

'RACHEL ATKINSON is learning how to shape the future of her village in North Bedfordshire'

http://www.express.co.uk/news/property/470176/The-importance-of-Milton-Ernest-Parish-councils-with-big-property-plans

Giving communities more power in planning local development

'A neighbourhood development plan establishes general planning policies for the development and use of land in a neighbourhood...'

https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/giving-communities-more-power-in-planning-local-development/supporting-pages/neighbourhood-planning

Neighbourhood Planning

'The Department for Communities and Local Government has made £10.5m available to provide support and grants to help hundreds of areas across the country create neighbourhood plans.'

http://mycommunityrights.org.uk/neighbourhood-planning/

Forum for Neighbourhood Planning

Are you involved in planning your neighbourhood? Or would you like to be?

http://www.ourneighbourhoodplanning.org.uk/

Planning reforms leave villages 'under siege' from builders with 'horrendous' schemes given green light

'Villagers in most picturesque parts of England say they feel under siege.'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2603950/Planning-reforms-leave-villages-siege-builders-horrendous-schemes-given-green-light.html

Friday, 11 April 2014

Renewable energy

Tory plan to limit onshore windfarms will raise energy bills, engineers warn

'Royal Academy of Engineering report shows replacing onshore turbines with offshore wind would add extra cost to bills'

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/10/tory-plan-limit-onshore-windfarms-increase-energy-bills-engineers

Global solar dominance in sight as science trumps fossil fuels

'Solar power will slowly squeeze the revenues of petro-rentier regimes in Russia, Venezuela and Saudi Arabia. They will have to find a new business model, or fade into decline'

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/ambroseevans_pritchard/10755598/Global-solar-dominance-in-sight-as-science-trumps-fossil-fuels.html

How to make money with renewable energy

'Solar panels and air source heat pumps are a fantastic way of reducing energy bill costs. Read how to save and potentially make money by harnessing renewable energy'

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/lifestyle/quote-compare/9331612/installing-solar-panels.html

Thursday, 10 April 2014