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Refurbishing homes at Scale

Refurbishing homes in Bristol This project looked at the opportunities and barriers, in terms of finance and energy efficiency, for the refurbishment of private housing in large-scale contracts. The project used the West of England as a case study. The intended audience is investors, contractors and local authorities, interested in the economies of scale for large [...]

A Sustainable Vision for Bolton – 2012-2026

At a recent Transition Town event held on 11 Feb 2012 local people got together and asked themselves.. “What will Bolton Look like in 14 years time – and how will we get there?”   The 14 year view matches Bolton Councils 14 year ‘core strategy and local development framework vision’ for the town. To [...]

Why are houses so expensive?

How Banking Affects Housing http://www.positivemoney.org.uk/house-prices/

Affordable housing starts with cheap land and it all gets better from there.

In April 2012 – people in all areas of Bolton will have new legal powers to shape their own affordable housing and many other aspects of their community. Bolton Council have to find land for 4200 affordable homes in most areas of Bolton. Do you want an affordable home? The argument for affordable housing where [...]

Transition Town Bolton LDF submission to Bolton Council – Increasing job creation, building cheaper housing with very low energy prices (£90-140/year) and addressing food poverty

27.1.12 – Original LDF submission. 14.2.12 – Updated  (see notes at the bottom of this page) To Cliff Morris (Head of the Council) Keith Davies (Director of Development and Regeneration) Tim Hill (Head of Planning) CC Julie Hilling MP, Linsey Kell, Pat Barrow, Transition Town Bolton - Without prejudice or malice.   1. We object to all policies [...]

Open Architecture Network

Architecture for Humanity and the designers who volunteer with us and through our local chapters grew out of our collective frustration in sharing ideas and trying to work together to address shelter needs after disaster, in informal settlements and in our own communities. http://openarchitecturenetwork.org/ http://architectureforhumanity.org/    

‘I chose to work in a world where people care about each other’

  http://www.guardian.co.uk/voluntary-sector-network/2011/sep/30/work-world-people-care

The great property swindle – a story about LAND that isn’t commonly known

From a Transition Town point of view there are some interesting observations made by the New Statesman article below and comments that are relevant to the residents of most towns and cities across England. The article below is very illuminating. TT Bolton’s food, housing and development groups have made comments in italics. Please join in [...]

Urban permaculture garden Bolton – growing herbs, flowers for diversity.

Climate Change community conference on the Green Deal – 4th Dec 2011

Department of Energy and Climate Change community conference on the Green Deal, in Manchester on Sunday 4th December, Town Hall, 12.30 to 4.30pm.  Speakers include Steve Ives from DECC, and the organisers are urging community groups to attend so as to allow community groups to provide their comments to DECC.  Climate Change community conference on [...]