How close is too close, when it comes to trees in your garden?

The roots of trees can heave your greatest asset into the air, or they can remove all the moisture from the ground causing cracks outside your front door – and up the wall!
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Trees in the news – ruining gardens, damaging houses and wasting taxpayers’ money.

In Edenthorpe in South Yorkshire, the Tesco Store has some tall trees on its border with neighbouring houses, which have grown so large that the roots have invaded the gardens. Elsewhere, a conservatory had to be rebuilt after a protected oak tree’s roots undermined it.
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Click-Together ‘bricks’ for buildings in the future

Everyone is aware of how Lego bricks work – click together components to create walls and roofs, ships and space-craft, cars and animals.
Now an Israeli developer has designed a set of building bricks for full-scale buildings.
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‘Living’ bricks to supply fresh water and electricity to buildings

We are now used to photo voltaic roof tiles and other ways of using our building materials to help fuel our homes or assist with energy provision.
Now the next evolution of building materials has arrived.
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Is our green countryside being sacrificed for new housing?

There is a huge debate between those who think that the country does not have enough housing, and those who believe that our countryside should be protected.
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Are houses soon going to be built with CO2ncrete?

Around 5% of the world’s greenhouse emissions are due to concrete, but the US has developed an eco-friendly alternative – CO2ncrete.
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Over 80 pocket parks have been given the go-ahead

green-spaces-parkAcross the country, over 80 mistreated and disused built-up spaces have plans to be reconstructed and transformed into green oases…
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Generous woman’s last wish

Vanora Hereward donated land so that affordable homes could be built for families that were affected by rising property prices
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Court of Appeal confirms position on ‘switching’ planning permissions to avoid S. 106

R (Robert Hitchins Ltd) v Worcestershire County Council [2015] EWCA Civ 1060
The Court of Appeal has found in favour of a developer who attempted to switch between two similar planning permissions in order to avoid a £1m s. 106 liability. The result is a strong precedent for other developers with the same advantage…
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