BLOG from Howard Chapman, Editor of Buildingtalk
The latest round-up of industry news includes Greenbelt abandoned, Smart Homes video, renewable power surge + new products andamp; project stories
Research by Glenigan for a BBC programme tonight will show an alarming 5 fold increase in homes built on greenbelt land, with over a third in or around Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and much more in the pipeline. Im no NIMBY but this is madness – your comments please!
Other news includes:
.and with 37m people in the UK now using smart phones, Toolstation offer electric sockets that include a USB port how sensible is that!
I will begin on the ASSA ABLOY stand at IFSEC getting their take on how open platforms win business. Do be in touch if you are exhibiting and have something new for me to review.
Angela Breckenridgeandlt;email@example.com; 10/6/2015
I think building on green belt is crazy for several reasons:
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