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Sustainability and Decarbonisation – Case Law Digest:
R (on the application of (1) Friends of the Earth Limited (2) ClientEarth (3) Good Law Project and Joanna Wheatley) -v- Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy [2022 EWHC 1841 (Admin)]
Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund – Wave 2.1 – What is it and what do bidders need to do?
On 20 July 2022, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (“BEIS”) published Competition Guidance Notes and FAQs for Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund Wave 2.1.
Net zero strategies: key points to consider
On Wednesday this week, we proudly chaired a session at the Green Retrofitting and Property Decarbonisation Conference. The session was geared towards preparing for the retrofit challenge and discussed what your business can do.
Devonshires Leeds Office celebrates its fourth Anniversary
Happy Anniversary to our Leeds office, which is celebrating its fourth anniversary tomorrow!
Double hire for Devonshires as Leeds expansion continues
Our Leeds office has recruited two new Solicitors to our growing team in the city.
Electric vehicle charging: current problems and future plans
You would be hard pressed to have not noticed the cries for a more sustainable way of living getting louder, and the Government is listening, committing to ensure all vehicles sold by 2035 are zero emission.
Delivering homes fit for the future
Whatever the result of the UK General Election on 12 December, it is clear that meeting the challenge of climate change is going to present a significant strategic issue for Housing Associations.
Garden Communities Programme Launched
The government is seeking well-designed, well-planned, locally led garden communities meeting housing needs to take the form of new Garden Cities (to deliver more than 10,000 homes) and Garden Villages (1,500-10,000 homes).
Developers and RPs need to gear up for a rise in electrical vehicles
As the government seeks to boost the numbers of electrical vehicles, there will need to be a big gear change in the way properties and infrastructure are developed and managed.
Tesla and Amazon are redefining what a home is
Our needs are changing at a phenomenal rate both in the workplace and at home, so planners and developers must keep up to avoid an influx of defunct buildings.