What Are Passivhauses ?

Saturday, November 28, 2015 admin 5

This week’s “Yellow List” of planning applications can be downloaded here. These are applications that probably don’t need to go the Development Committee. Officers have prepared a report on each one, with a recommendation. If no councillor calls it by Wednesday lunchtime, the recommendation comes into effect. Two of the […]

Visitors To the Cottage

Sunday, September 27, 2015 admin 0

The Daily Telegraph had a feature this week on “England’s least visited attractions”. The Dutch Cottage in Rayleigh came 14th with just 245 visitors a year. It doesn’t seem many, but bear in mind that the cottage is someone’s home and is only open by appointment on Wednesday afternoons. It […]

Creating Streets Instead Of Fortresses

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 admin 2

Create Streets is a group that thinks that we should be building well-designed in old-style streets. It describes itself as follows: Create Streets is a non-partisan social enterprise and independent research institute focusing on the built environment. We encourage the creation of more and better urban homes with terraced streets […]

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Secrets Of The Central Line

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 admin 0

Lots of quirky facts about the Central Line, including a secure Bank of England building, pretty Gants Hill, Alfred Hitchcock, and an underground munitions factory… Hat-tip: Liberal England