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District Licensing in Kent

District Licensing in Kent

Bakerwell reported in 2017 (weblink to our article http://bit.ly/2mY8xDT) on the new district licensing project for great crested newts (GCN) which is coming to Kent.  Developers choosing and able to bring their project under the district licensing scheme will not...

Networking Breakfast at CIH

Networking Breakfast at CIH

Building Sussex Connections held a joint networking breakfast in early March at the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) event in Brighton.  The event was very successful with over 100 attendees from Kent and Sussex.  The Bloody Marys and Gin & Tonics went down...

The Countryside at a Crossroads

The Countryside at a Crossroads

House of Lords Select Committee’s report 'The countryside at a crossroads: Is the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 still fit for purpose?' House of Lords Select Committee’s report 'The countryside at a crossroads: Is the Natural Environment and Rural...

Where Have All The Hedgehogs Gone?

Where Have All The Hedgehogs Gone?

You may remember a familiar sight or sound as a hedgehog snuffles across the road or garden. But when was the last time you heard one? Hedgehogs are now a Biodiversity Action Plan species BAP (2007) and appear in Local Plan policy document as a species targeted for...

BREEAM Changes Coming Soon

BREEAM Changes Coming Soon

Following consultation last year, changes to the BREEAM assessment process are expected to be announced early this year. Early information suggests that the changes will include an additional (third) stage of assessment – Verification, a 12 month monitoring and review...

Monthly Networking Event in Sussex

Monthly Networking Event in Sussex

Bakerwell have set up a networking group, Building Sussex Connections, with SEA Building Compliance and in association with kirksaunders. This is an informal networking group for property and construction professionals located in Hove, East Sussex. Each event is held...

Have Your Say!

Have Your Say!

Wildlife licences are required from Natural England in some situations, where your project may disturb or remove protected wildlife or damage protected habitats. Natural England are proposing to charge for protected species licences. The intention is to reduce the...