Developer contributions viewpoint article by Richard Allman

Competing on an unlevel playing field

Principal Transport Planner, Richard Allman, reviews the challenges faced when unprecedented highway contribution requests coupled with time constraints threaten a development programme.  He emphasises the importance of early engagement and a robust, evidence-based approach to negotiation.
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Making sense of water neutrality

Making sense of water neutrality

Developers wishing to build in the Sussex North Water Supply Zone may be required to produce water neutrality statements for new residential schemes.  Motion Director, Neil Jaques, is currently advising several clients about this latest challenge. 
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Viewpoint: Rethinking Britain's Victorian sewer infrastructure

Rethinking Britain’s Victorian sewer infrastructure

Director Richard Bettridge reflects on the recent parliamentary debate culminating in a partial government U-turn over an amendment to the environment bill.  The proposed change places a heavier duty on water companies to demonstrate a reduction in sewerage overspills over a five-year period.
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Motion drainage and flood-risk advice

Is local empowerment key to effective flood defence management?

Amid calls for landowners and the farming community to assume a greater role in management of low-risk flood defence works, a Country Land and Business Association (CLA) report has urged the government to provide more guidance for these groups.  Motion Director and flood risk expert, Richard Bettridge, explores the merits of a policy framework which
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