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Placemaking Bulletin
Placemaking Bulletin 22nd February 2024
 
Highlights from Placemaking Resource, the information hub for people involved in creating great places. Including advice, case studies, research summaries, comment and news.
 
News round-up
Need to know: Industry reacts to Gove's new 'brownfield first' plans for housing Need to know: Industry reacts to Gove's new 'brownfield first' plans for housing
Levelling up secretary Michael Gove this week announced more proposals aimed at driving delivery of new homes on urban brownfield sites.
 
Projects in the pipeline
Coming up: Go ahead for town centre market hall Coming up: Go ahead for town centre market hall
Scheme combining market space, cycle hub and makers' spaces is to be developed in Lancashire town.
 
Comment
Opinion: Think about the legacy to create genuine communities Opinion: Think about the legacy to create genuine communities
The challenge for developers in creating a sustainable community is the effective long-term management of resources, writes David Churchill.
 
In practice
Advice: Making use of district heat networks in new development Advice: Making use of district heat networks in new development
Government is prioritising the use of district heat networks for hot water and heating in new schemes to reduce carbon emissions, and developers need to consider potential heat sources early, finds Ben Kochan.
 

Spotlight

Analysis: Concerns continue as biodiversity rule comes into force Analysis: Concerns continue as biodiversity rule comes into force
Developers are now required to protect and enhance the natural environment, but questions remain over delivery and the likely impact on nature, Josephine Smit finds.
 
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