Middlesbrough regeneration and restoration

 We’re pleased to be working on the restoration of some listed buildings in Middlesbrough and addressing the findings a new Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) study. This has highlighted that Middlesbrough is one of the UK’s top […]

Read More »

New Cumbrian partner

Serendipity, chance, fate or just good luck? Business alliances sometimes emerge over time and sometimes you know instantly when you can work together – CBEN share our aspirations and values so we’re looking forward to […]

Read More »

address climate change or Brexit

Leaving  the European Union would represent a hammer blow to the 2015 Paris climate deal, is the view of one of the UK’s leading climate advisors. Ex Tory environment minister Lord Deben, now chairing the […]

Read More »

MP’s ode for zero carbon

The Energy and Climate Change Committee of MP’s has said in a recent report that government should reinstate zero carbon standards for new homes and implement a host of new policies to domestic energy efficiency. […]

Read More »

Recent changes to permitted development rights

The Department for Communities and Local Government has laid before Parliament the regulations which make office to residential conversions a permanent feature of permitted development (PD) rights from 6 April. The rights were first introduced […]

Read More »

A budget for new garden cities?

Wednesday’s Budget announcements confirmed the government’s appetite for a new wave of garden settlements with a promise of legislation to make it easier for local authorities to work together to create new garden towns and […]

Read More »

Planners or mediators?

Great to have a client that listens to the concerns of local residents and is willing to change the hours of operation proposed initially in their planning application to ensure that locals are not adversely […]

Read More »