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website archive for 2001

RICS Presents Sustainability Research

The recently published RICS Comprehensive Project Appriaisal (CPA) research was presented to officials from the European Commission on 24 October. An RICS delegation led by Chairman of the research steering group, Nicholas Woolley FRICS, met with officials from the Directorates for Agriculture and Environment to...
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November 5th, 2001

I recommend this as a better way to consult

Sir - Your editorial on Wednesday, July 4, rightly identifies real fears of ill-thought through developments. These too often can have devastating impacts on people, our fragile environment and in addition, huge, measurable costs for us as taxpayers. For example; we...
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July 10th, 2001

New Approach To Sustainable Development

Research published today (23 May) by RICS holds out the promise of a new tool for planners and project managers that will allow the comprehensive appraisal of projects and processes. By considering all factors in the planning equation, from social and environmental impact...
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May 24th, 2001

County Council win is reward for hard work

Sir, - I was delighted to read the news that Suffolk County Council had been named Council of the Year (EADT, March 15). Very many congratulations must go to the whole council, but in particular to its Chief Executive Lin Homer and all...
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March 17th, 2001

Thanks for keeping off farms

Sir, - As a farmer with both stock and a large area of permissive public access, I must thank everyone who normally walks our land for their understanding, sympathy and instant response to our request for the temporary closure of this access as...
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March 12th, 2001

Great hooves are kinder to delicate habitats

Sir, - All three animals which make up the famed Suffolk Trilogy are most precious in this wonderful county of ours, but probably the Suffolk Punch is best known and therefore loved throughout the world - and of course loved...
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March 5th, 2001

Blinkered attitudes leave us with nothing

Sir, - I agree entirely with Nicholas Woolley (letters, February 27 about the closure of Freckenham village school). It is extraordinary that the education authority can make a decision to save money for itself without any consideration for the costs of...
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March 1st, 2001

School closure has big knock-on effect

Sir, - The planned closure of the Ambridge school is a real-life situation, which has faced so many people in rural areas all over the country - and the effect goes far beyond its immediate community. I recently looked at the wide-reaching consequences...
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February 27th, 2001
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