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Stunning townhouses at Trent Basin

first_imgBlueprint, a sustainable developer has released new townhouses at its development at the heart of the River Trent basin. The two bedroom, three storey homes offer 1,031 sq ft of flexible living space, designed to maximise enjoyment of the ‘calm oasis of waterside living, putting wellbeing at the heart of the modern design’.Samantha Veal, Deputy Chief Executive at Blueprint, said, “Whether downsizing, looking to make that first step on the property ladder or looking for a special family home to create long-lasting memories, the flexible design of these new homes offer something for everyone.“The roof terrace offers waterside views all year round and is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy a leisurely weekend breakfast, or a glass of wine at the end of the day.”The homes offer pioneering technology, with airtight building structures, high performance Scandinavian windows and state-of-the-art insulation systems to save homeowners energy and money. Priced at £250,000 each of the new plots includes allocated parking and access to a communal bike store. The Government’s popular Help to Buy initiative is also available at Trent Basin, meaning that all of the homes are available with just a 5% deposit, subject to purchaser eligibility.www.trentbasin.co.uk Blueprint sustainable developer townhouses Trent Basin waterside living February 27, 2019The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Land & New Homes » Stunning townhouses at Trent Basin previous nextLand & New HomesStunning townhouses at Trent BasinThe Negotiator27th February 20190240 Viewslast_img read more

Court rules against city of Hoboken regarding Monarch waterfront development; says…

first_imgHOBOKEN – Mayor Dawn Zimmer said this week that the city will continue its litigation over the Monarch development proposal for the city’s northeastern waterfront. The Monarch residential development was proposed by Shipyard Associates, a longtime Hoboken developer who’s already built the luxury Shipyard project on the waterfront.On Aug. 2, the Superior Court of NJ Appellate Division ruled in favor of Shipyard, approving their plan. The ruling followed past decisions in favor of the project.Zimmer said on Thursday, “Despite this setback, I am directing our legal team to continue the legal battle by requesting certification from the Supreme Court to hear this matter,” stated Zimmer in an email to the public.The court said that the city waited too long to sue, and complained that in general, “local governments should not give developers the runaround.”More specifically, the court stated, “The two principal statutes on which our decision rests… represent the Legislature’s considered policy judgment that land use applications should be heard promptly and local governments should not give developers the runaround…In this case, implementing those two statutes requires automatic approval of Shipyard’s application.”The developers of the project want to build two 11-story towers near Sinatra Drive and Shipyard Lane, with 78 residential units. The city, the Fund for a Better Waterfront, and the Tea Building Condo Association are involved in litigation to hold the development to a 1997 plan that included three tennis courts and a tennis pavilion on the North Pier.According to the court, the plan changes were automatically approved after the Planning Board failed to hear the developers’ application and come to a decision in a timely manner.“If there is a lesson to be learned from this case, it is that the rule of law is paramount and cannot be sidestepped to avoid deciding unpopular land use applications,” the court added. “As here, failure to follow the law may insure the success of an application that local objectors vigorously oppose… [The] Planning Board was obligated to hear Shipyard’s application, no matter how controversial it was…But, because the Planning Board yielded to public pressure, and refused to hear Shipyard’s application, the result is automatic approval of the application.”The court additionally noted that the developers will have to provide a public waterfront walkway, as is part of state law requiring all waterfront developers in Hudson County to contribute a segment of a walkway from Bayonne to the George Washington Bridge.“We are pleased with the New Jersey Appellate Division’s opinion today to uphold previous court decisions and recognize Shipyard Associates, L.P.’s legitimate rights under zoning law to pursue development of The Monarch project in Hoboken,” said Kevin J. Coakley, the developer’s attorney. “Our client looks forward to completing The Shipyard development.” ×last_img read more

Indonesia, Despite Coal-Industry Collapse, Continues to Develop More Coal

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Nithin Coca for Equal Times Indonesia:What do you do when your top export – coal – is down, production is falling and a new global climate accord calls for sharp cuts in CO2 emissions? Convert to greener energy? Contrary to some of its neighbours, Indonesia is going headlong in the other direction: burning more coal to boost demand.With production more than 30 million tonnes below projections last year, the government is nearly quadrupling the number of coal-fired power plants, building 117 new plants throughout the country, which will provide 10,000 megawatts of power generation capacity, on top of the existing 42.According to Arif Fiyanto, a coal campaigner with Greenpeace Indonesia, going forward with this plan would be devastating, in both environment and economic terms. “If the government continues down this path of kowtowing to coal interests, our beautiful country will be turned into a poisoned wasteland, producing a resource that fewer and fewer want to buy,” Fiyanto tells Equal Times.One key reason for the drop in Indonesia’s coal export figures is that shipments to China fell by half last year, due to both an economic slowdown, but also a push to reduce horrific smog levels throughout the country. In addition, recent developments show that Vietnam and India will not be able to fill that China-sized hole as expected.Earlier this month, Vietnam announced that it was abandoning its previously ambitious coal power plant plans in favour of “accelerated investment in renewable energy.” This was followed by news that India’s coal imports dropped by a much-higher-than expected 35 per cent last year due to massive oversupply and a quicker-than-expected expansion in renewables.“The structural decline of the seaborne thermal coal market is increasingly evident from the trends in China and India,” said Tim Buckley, a director of energy finance studies at the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis in a press statement.“That one of the leading coal developers in Southeast Asia, [Vietnam], is going to retreat from new coal plants further signals the terminal decline of the global coal industry,” he continued.This doesn’t bode well for Indonesia. In 2014 it was the world’s top exporter of the fossil fuel, sending 410 megatons of mostly thermal coal – most commonly used in power plants – to its power-hungry Asian neighbours. That’s because it produced the cheapest coal, in comparison to its competitors in Australia, Russia and the United States.However, cheap coal had a huge external cost. Producers relied on low-paid, mostly non-union labour, used environmentally degrading strip-mining techniques, and shipped via uncovered cargo ships which polluted waterways.If the Indonesian government’s plans go forward, it will only cement the control this destructive industry has over the country’s economy.Full article: Indonesia Swims Against the Global Green Tide With Its New Coal Commitments Indonesia, Despite Coal-Industry Collapse, Continues to Develop More Coallast_img read more

Delray Beach, Boca Raton Issue Recommendations to Wear Face Masks

first_imgHowever, Boca Raton Mayor Scott Singer later clarified that there are no plans at this time to issue citations to anyone who does not follow the recommendations.Other municipalities in South Florida, particularly in hard-hit Miami-Dade County, are now requiring everyone to wear face coverings inside businesses like grocery stores, pharmacies and restaurants.Within Palm Beach County, Delray Beach and Boca Raton are among the municipalities with the most COVID-19 cases. Two cities in south Palm Beach County announced Thursday afternoon that they are recommending their residents and visitors wear face masks in public, in an effort to stop the spread of coronavirus.Boca Raton and Delray Beach took the precautionary steps within hours of each other.The actions come after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidelines this week and recommended that people wear “cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.”The Boca Raton executive order adds that people should not use surgical masks or N95-rated masks, which are “critical supplies for health care workers, police, fire, emergency management, or other persons engaged in life and safety activities.” Chrissy Gibson, the communications and marketing manager Boca Raton, says if people defy an emergency order with a mandate, authorities could issue a “notice to appear” in court.If a judge determines the person was violating the order intentionally, the individual could be charged with a second-degree misdemeanor, Gibson adds.last_img read more