Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) are set to shake things up in property and infrastructure development. Just as cars became affordable and quickly replaced horse-drawn vehicles, autonomous vehicles may well be the second transport revolution. Motion’s Andrew Whittingham explores the challenges and opportunities.
Flood risk and drainage expert Richard Bettridge shares his thoughts on the new Ofwat rules. From April 2018 a new set of rules, published by Ofwat, will apply when determining how to charge developers for providing new connection services for water mains and public sewers. Water utility companies have historically complained about the difficulties of
One of the hardest parts about securing consent for new development is adhering to planning policy in relation to flooding and drainage, especially the need to create sustainable drainage systems (SuDS). To do so may involve the waiving of rights which naturally accrue to a landowner by purchasing the land. Motion’s Richard Bettridge examines the
The devastating impact which hurricane Harvey has had in Houston, Texas is a wakeup call to everyone involved in property development. Motion’s Richard Bettridge argues it is now more than ever of strategic importance for flooding and flood risk to be considered and incorporated into development plans as early as possible. The urban sprawl, which