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Juan Murray

Juan Murray has written 10 posts

  • 02 Dec
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    COP21 – Implications for UK construction

    The 21st Climate Change Conference is currently being held from 30th November to 11th December 2015 in Paris. The Conference is called COP 21, and is short for The 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

    The framework was originally adopted at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro and led to the 1995 Kyoto Protocol, which legally binds developed countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

    The Conference seeks to produce a new framework, which will replace the Kyoto agreement when it runs out in 2020. The 195 convention signatories (which also includes developing countries) will vote on the text of a new agreement aimed at keeping global warming below an agreed temperature rise.

  • 17 Aug
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    Planning Success in Birmingham for Unite the Union

    NJL Consulting has gained planning consent for Unite the Union for its new National Education and Conference Centre in Birmingham.

    The detailed planning application encompassed a conference centre, a 170-bed hotel and regional headquarters for Unite the Union.

  • 03 Jun
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    Conservatives – the new “greenest Government ever”?

    Further to the MEN’s recent special report on the low carbon economy (@MENBusinessDesk http://bit.ly/1REnUek) that Juan Murray contributed to, he discusses the issue further here in this blog. 

    David Cameron’s pledge back in 2010 was to deliver “the greenest Government ever’, but what does this none Coalition Government have in store over the next 5 years?

  • 20 Mar
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    NJL Submits Major City Centre Scheme for Unite the Union

    NJL Consulting are pleased to announced that they have submitted a Detailed Planning Application on behalf of Unite the Union Limited for a National Education and Conference Centre, with 170 bed Hotel and Regional Office for Unite the Union.  The scheme will contribute to the redevelopment of Birmingham Science Park Aston, which sits within the Eastside regeneration zone of Birmingham City Centre.  The Design Team have been involved in developing the scheme since 2012, with Consarc leading on the design of the integrated building. Birmingham City Council have been a partner in the scheme, inputting into the design iteration from the outset.

    We look forward to continuing to work with Birmingham City Council and the full project team throughout the planning process with the aim of a successful outcome. 

  • 14 Jan
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    Environmental Impact Assessment – Consultation On Assessment Thresholds

    The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has just released its response to the technical consultation on environmental impact assessment thresholds.

    In this guide, we'll recap some of the most important points from the document and offer our advice on how this could affect your development plans.

  • 07 Nov
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    Housing - Know your terms

    'The limits of my language means the limits of my world' - Ludwig Wittgenstein

    We live in a world of acronyms and technical jargon.  Planning is no exception, especially in the world of housing.  The terminology can be extremely confusing at best.  In this blog, I explain 10 housing terms, including Government initiatives, which will hopefully provide a little clarity on the subject.


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