A vibrant business district and gateway to WInchester city centre is the vision of SNUG architects working with students from Southampton University.
Their plans aim to ensure viability by re-organising land uses and improving the public realm with commercial developments in key sites thus increasing the value of commercial propeerty and the long term income from business rates.
The Government has launched a massive attack on support for solar panels and wind power, and scrapped Green Deal measures to makes homes more energy efficient. They have also restricted the power of local government to require new homes to be low carbon.
At the same time, they say that they stand by their commitment to tackle climate change. It is hard to see how this can be reconciled with their recent policy U-turns.
Singing and poetry can raise our spirits.
2015 is a crucial year for the future of humanity, leading up to the Paris conference in December. This is what you can do to help politicians create a global agreement that will keep global warming below 2°C.
Heat pumps take warmth from our surroundings and compress it to provide heating and hot water for our homes. They are efficient because they typically generate three units of heat for each unit of electricity they use.
WinACC is writing to David Cameron to press for a binding global carbon reduction agreement at Paris this November. Add your name.
Councillors and officers from Winchester City Council toured renewable energy schemes last week to learn more about what the City Council might do next to move towards a low carbon Winchester District.
The tour was suggested, co-ordinated and accompanied by members of Winchester Action on Climate Change, following a recent report to the City Council’s Cabinet about the steps that the Council has already made to ‘tread more lightly on the planet’.
Would you like to be a vice-chair of WinACC? Send your CV with a covering letter to the WinACC office by Monday 31 August.
WinACC is inviting people to stand for election as trustees at our AGM on Saturday 3 October 2015.
The main role of the trustees is to ensure that WinACC has a plan and is carrying it out, and that we are managing our resources legally and sensibly - staff, supporters, finance and reputation. Trustees meet six times a year for two hours, in the early evening. Each trustee is encouraged, but not required, to take an interest in one of our WinACC action groups.
Can I get help?
No. No new applications for Green Deal loans were approved following Government announcement on 23 July.
All the information below about how the Green Deal scheme works applies only to applications before that date.