Hewitt Studios Electric Car Charging Port

Hewitt Studios developing sustainable EV charging hub with integrated cafe/education space

Local architects Hewitt Studios are developing a sustainable EV charging with integrated cafe/education space called ‘K:Port’, which is designed to provide offer EV charging under an aesthetically pleasing canopy which incorporates solar PV and rain water harvesting. It is the first project for Sustainable Technology Business Acceleration Hub run by Bath University. A video, explains the concept: […]

ECO Home Energy Efficiency Scheme - change in insulations measures 2013 to 2017

Household Energy Efficiency Installations down by 90% since 2014

The release of the Government’s “Household Energy Efficiency Statistics” today highlights a problem with the current programme of installing energy efficiency measures in homes. Cavity wall and loft insulation funded by energy companies under the ECO scheme are down 85% since their peak in 2014. The problem was largely caused by the failure of the […]

Bath City Wide Parking Zone Soft RPZ CycleBath Poster

B&NES to consider CycleBath’s proposal of city wide parking permits to reduce congestion and provide revenue for active modes of transport

BaNES Communities, Transport, and Environment Scrutiny panel have set up a Task and Finish group to investigate Adam Reynolds’ Day Parking Zone proposal. This proposes setting up Resident Friendly Day Parking Zones across the WHOLE of the city to tackle air pollution and congestion, generating much needed revenue for the council, enabling investment in public […]

Electiric Tricycle Last Mile Delivery

Could a bicycle based final mile delivery system reduce Bath’s pollution and congestion problems?

Could Bath and North East Somerset replicate Waltham Forest‘s electric tricycle service and reduce the pollution from local deliveries both to businesses in the city centre and to local residents? Similar services already run in Cambridge, Glasgow and Norwich by a company called Outspoken, and could be replicated in Bath. Deliveroo has already extremely successfully […]

BNES Placemaking Policy SCR1 10pct

Impact of B&NES Placemaking Plan SCR1 Renewable Energy Policy

Since B&NES Placemaking Plan was adopted in July policy SCR1  which requires large developments (10 or more homes) to deliver properties which out-perform minimum Building Regulation carbon emissions by 10% delivered by renewable technologies, we have been objecting to planning applications which don’t meet this policy. Almost all of the planning applications made by developers […]

HGV Lorry BNES Wiltshire Dorset North South Transport Prospectus

B&NES, Dorset & Wiltshire launch “South of England North-South Connectivity Prospectus” to justify A36-A46 link road

Bath and North East Somerset Council have this week launched the “South of England North-South Connectivity Prospectus” which sets out an economic case for better regional north-south connectivity. The prospectus lacks detail, but sets out a plan to get government approval over the next 2 years for investment in road infrastructure to improve north-south links. […]