This note describes Government policies to prevent building on unprotected flood plains.
This note looks at the policies of successive governments towards light rail and provides information about reports that have been published about the same over the past eight years.
CWT Perspectives, a series published by Carlson Wagonlit Travel, provides timely information and insights on the business travel and meetings market. The three-part series includes:
Global Forecast 2012: price projections for airlines, hotels, ground transportation, and meetings and events.
Business Travel Market Trends in 2012: a summary of the main trends;
Travel Management Priorities for 2012: insights into developments in the business travel and meetings markets, combined with the results of CWT’s annual survey of travel managers.
This note describes Government proposals to amend planning guidance on out of town shopping, to encourage competition yet preserve town centres.
Demolition waste management on the Olympic Park
This report from the Olympic Development Authority considers the lessons learned from the London Olympic Games 2012 construction project. A robust demolition methodology and process was developed which took account of health and safety, sustainability, stringent timescales and immovable programme (affecting time available for reclamation surveys), budget, storage space, and lack of existing buildings designed for deconstruction. This paper evaluates the methods and processes in place to meet the ODA’s key sustainability targets for two key stages: pre-demolition and during demolition.
This note provides an explanation of local authorities’ duties to homeless households and policy developments in this area.
A note setting out the numbers of homeless households in temporary accommodation and policy developments in this area.
This note from the House of Commons Library covers the topic of Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) which are part of the Government’s strategy for increasing renewable electricity generation. This is necessary because the UK has an EU target for renewable energy of 15% by 2020, a significant proportion of which is expected to come from electricity. The aim of FITs is to provide a simple system to incentivise small domestic and business renewables. A further note summarises details of Solar PV feed-in tariffs, including the second review of tariffs for solar which is the first part of a comprehensive review of feed-in tariffs to be completed by April 2012.
This report summarises people attitudes towards climate change and the impact of transport in Great Britain.
This note describes the Thameslink infrastructure project, including information on how the scheme got off the ground, construction issues and the policy of successive government towards the project. It does not deal with the controversial Thameslink rolling project to purchase new trains to run on the route.