Publication dateJune 2003
Steve Connor examines the potential for regeneration in the Northwest's coastal towns, from plans for the restoration of Morecambe's Midland Hotel, to a masterplan for Blackpool, and offshore windfarms for Cumbria. Ties in with an NWDA report - 'A new vision for Northwest Coastal Resorts', and the launch of the Interreg-funded ICREW project on bathing and recreational waters.
Publication dateJune 2003
We Have The Power
Ian Herbert examines the future of renewable energy in the Northwest. He talks to Julian Carter of Renewables Northwest, who was engaged in educating planners about wind and wave power, and to Envirolink Northwest. The article assesses the potential for generating renewable energy off the Northwest coast, particularly around Barrow and Workington.
Publication dateMarch 2008
Splitting the Atom
With the threat of climate change and rapidly depleting fossil fuel resources, new methods of low-carbon energy generation cannot be ignored. New nuclear is one such method and a controversial one at that. Source talks to leading figures from the nuclear, research and environmental sectors to explore their views on what new nuclear will mean for the UK’s energy sector and for the Northwest.
Publication dateJune 2008
The water vole is the UK’s fastest declining mammal species thanks to a reduction in available habitats and the introduction of the predatory American mink. It is estimated that the species has lost 94% of its range making it a Biodiversity Action Plan priority species. James Fair follows two dedicated projects, the Northwest Lowlands Water Vole Project and the Cumbria Water Vole Project to learn about what’s being done to save these wonderful creatures.
Publication dateSeptember 2008
Morecambe Bay Expert Group - final report
A report on the Morecambe Bay Expert Group event in September 2008. A range of regeneration, design and environmental experts visited Morecambe Bay in order to pick out key points and projects that could be used to promote the idea of a regional park for Morecambe Bay and Duddon.
The experts were:
Kate Willard, Facilitator (rural, Cumbrian issues)
Simon, Bedford Drivers Jonas (property, regeneration)
Anthony Benson, Urban Practitioners (urban design, planning)
Ian Banks, Atoll (arts, cultural heritage and architecture)
Walter Menzies, Mersey Basin Campaign (water, sustainability)
Also attending were:
Susannah Bleakley, Morecambe Bay Partnership
Sarah Heyes, RPX Manager
The report summarises the findings of the group.
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