ICE Sustainability

Are you ready for the changes?

New building regulations come into effect from 15th June 2022.  They are set-out in new and changed ‘Approved Documents’.  How will they affect new homes?...

Online tool to judge sustainability of proposal

A ‘scorecard’ enabling planners to assess the sustainability of proposed developments has been launched by the Sustainable Development Commission and Iceni Projects. The Sustainable Development...

Hydroelectric Scheme in Conwy Valley

Last week, fresh plans were lodged for a controversial £12m hydroelectric scheme on the River Conwy. RWE Innogy UK wants to build the power station...

Build-in energy efficiency

As a home owner, some of your biggest expenses on an on-going basis are energy costs such as electricity, gas, oil, water heating, space heating...

Environmental Impact Assessment

Environmental Impact Assessment statements are now only needed for sites of 5 hectares or more (150 residential units). Previously it was 0.5 hectares.

Cheshire East’s housing plans

Cheshire East Council must give the Planning Inspector, by 31 July, extra evidence on how it has assessed and will meet housing needs.