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Andreas Markides' Presidential blog
Yorkshire and the Humber Annual Dinner and Awards
29 September 2017
On the 29th I was due to attend the Yorkshire and Humber annual dinner and awards in Leeds. The organising Committee had prepared a full day's programmers for myself including a visit to Leeds College of Building in the morning, followed by a visit to the A1(M) in the afternoon.
I would have been attending the dinner and presenting the awards at the Leeds Hilton in the evening. However, for family reasons I was not able to be there; thankfully, our senior vice-president Matthew Lugg, gallantly stepped in and the feedback I have is that the two days were a huge success!
My thanks to Matthew for a brilliant job as well as to Andrew Hugill, our Director of Policy who also contributed greatly. Special thanks to Andy Burton, the Region's chair, who was in charge of the whole event.
Did you know…
Eddington is the University of Cambridge’s ‘’exemplary sustainable community’’ on the NW edge of the city. When fully developed by 2027, it will provide 3,000 homes and 2,000 student bedrooms.
The greenest aspect of Eddington is that car travel(and even owning a car) is strongly discouraged. Every new resident has a meeting with a travel planner who advises on alternatives to driving.
There is only one parking space for every four or five flats reserved for university staff, who will occupy half the 3,000 homes. Renting a parking space costs £85/month and only a handful of the first hundred residents have so far bought a car.
Even the luxury homes have no driveways and visitors arriving by car will have to pay for parking if they stay more than 90 minutes. A total of 12,000 bike spaces will be provided for a development of 8,500 residents.
Source: The Times, SEPT 2017
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