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Hot, Hot, Hot…Is This Another 1976?

In one way yes, its hot here in the UK, just hotter this time around. In all other ways no. The event of 1976 was caused by a persistent localised high pressure bubble that hung around like the winter version of the 1963 winter event, except in 1976, the high…

Calling All Humanities Grads

If you are a humanities Grad' or know one struggling to find a job: Apply here and now: We need top grad's to join a structured training on the job post to become a Landscape Impact Assessor: You just need to be bright, keen, a really good researcher and report…

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The State of The UK

There has never been a better time to drive electric: Fuel prices relentlessly seem to rise. Even modest mileage will cost £7k more per annum than electric at current fuel costs: That’s now much more than the extra cost of the electric car in the first place, over a 3…

Barn Owl

Although primarily active at night, as well as at dusk and dawn, barn owls (Tyto alba) can also be spotted hunting in the daytime, especially if they have young to feed. This barn owl was spotted during a reptile survey last week. - Bethan Feeney-Howells Field Ecologist   [video width="1920"…

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Its time to bite the bullet and make the change – to a full EV

With petrol price soaring and set to reach even higher levels, and with the price of an average unleaded tank full now being over £100, and even more for SUVs and diesel cars, it’s the right time to go green. - Even at relatively low mileage of £15000 miles per…

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Dry, Warm Spring Turns Cool

We have all seen the dry sunny and warm spring weather (common in recent years at times), now turn cloudier & cooler, as arctic air pushes down from the north, with an Icelandic high that would have brought extraordinary cold & wintry weather, back in Jan’ or Feb’. Grey, cool…

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Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) – A Quick Explanation

The National Planning Policy (NPPF) demands biodiversity net gain on new developments. Increasingly also nutrient neutrality: That's mostly nitrate and or phosphate discharge not increasing to water courses: Whilst sewage treatment can deal with this via chemical addition, but this is only possible where the system has the required infrastructure…

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Development Impacts on Tree Retention

Ten years ago, many developers preferred a clear site to develop: fortunately today I find most (but still not all) developers are little more enlightened, about the cost savings from retaining as much existing green infrastructure as possible in its original state, but also the benefit to the character and…

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Our own business

Our own business experience is mirrored across most sectors – as reported in this bulletin: Excepting that is, most notably, that we at JBA are very much more focussed on and driving towards ever greater levels of sustainability in our own business mechanics and in all that we propose and…

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