CIHT ADEPT collaboration

Author: Andreas Markides Posted: 22 September 2017

On the 22nd September, Sue Percy and I met up with ADEPT as part of our efforts towards greater collaboration with similar bodies and institutions. ADEPT were represented at the meeting by Pavis Khansari and their new president Simon Neilson as well as Hannah Bertram who is ADEPT's chief operating officer.
 
Many of you will know that ADEPT has emerged from what used to be known as the County Surveyors' Society.  It now has much wider membership and represents Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport.
 
The meeting confirmed how much the two organisations have in common and it was agreed that, in future, there will be greater collaboration as well as exchange of information.
 

 

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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