But would it get planning permission? New tool for estate agents launches

first_imgHave you ever told a buyer or vendor that they “could do wonders with this… extend it, add a granny flat, put a holiday chalet in the garden” without any real idea whether it’s feasible, worth doing or even legal?No more! London based MASS Reports has launched a new service to support homeowners, estate agents and architects with fast, cost-effective reports that help them understand whether their project can work in theory.Mohan Cashyap, Co-founder said, “After 18 months fine-tuning our reports, with positive customer feedback, it’s time to launch our service to the industry.Reports include Planning Policy Reports, Extension Reports and Pre-application Reports to enable clients to rapidly see whether their planned project stacks up financially before they move onto the full property design process.“We offer extremely valuable information to show how we found information whilst making it specific to their site. We partnered with one of the UK’s largest landsearch companies and we’re providing planning feasibility reports to developers, builders, investors and property professionals.”Favours don’t do the jobTim Valdar (left), Co-founder, says: “Calling in favours from architects is just not practical when a homeowner or developer is trying to assess value and potential return on a project. Streamlining the process is time-consuming and costly, but MASS Reports does exactly that. It’s a no-frills, extremely cost-effective, speedy service with our reports including site plans and CGI videos.“My background is in estate agency and land agency, with first-hand experience of costs and time in gathering information to explore the potential of a project. We created an answer, applying this information to our massing studies and floorplans to optimise the realistic potential.“Our strapline is ‘Planning Potential Explained’. Instead of you spending significant time and effort going to multiple sources and providers, our format can answer diverse and specific property planning questions. Our team produces unique reports to support developers, builders, homeowners, land agents, estate agents and architects – starting at just £150 + VAT.”Matt Lenzie of West Street Capital commissioned MASS Reports to create Pre-application Reports. He said, “We used MASS Reports for a number of development sites which we were evaluating. It gave us a quick and easy way to identify development opportunities with real potential and those we could cast to the side.  The reports were prompt and efficient and we highly recommend this service and will definitely be using them again.” www.massreports.co.ukRead more about planning.MASS Reports Mohan Cashyap Tim Valdar October 28, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’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 » But would it get planning permission? New tool for estate agents launches previous nextProducts & ServicesBut would it get planning permission? New tool for estate agents launchesNew fast, inexpensive service from London firm offers Planning Policy Reports tailored to each property.Sheila Manchester28th October 201901,240 Viewslast_img read more

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So far, Clippers’ bench strength is second to none

first_img Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters GETTING ROBINSON GOINGOn the night Shai Gilgeous-Alexander got his first NBA start, fellow rookie guard Jerome Robinson got his first serious NBA action Monday, just more than 24 hours after warming up against G League competition.Robinson scored 28 points in the Agua Caliente Clippers’ opener on 9-of-21 shooting Sunday afternoon before bringing that trigger-ready mindset to Staples Center. Against the T-wolves, he was part of the lineup – also featuring Scott, Williams, Milos Teodosic and Montrezl Harrell – that got the Clippers a lead early in the second quarter.Related Articles Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates When that quarter started, the Clippers trailed 33-31. Five and a half minutes later, when Danilo Gallinari re-entered the game for Robinson, they were ahead 51-45, thanks in part to 3-pointers by Scott, Williams and a pair shot confidently by Robinson.“We need him to look at the basket,” Rivers said. “I thought especially when he first came in, he didn’t hesitate. That’s the Jerome we need.”Robinson, the No. 13 pick in the most recent NBA draft, said he was grateful that the G League experience got him going.“It just kind of builds that rhythm, that flow in the game,” said Robinson, who was the ACC’s second-leading scorer as a Boston College junior last season. “You’re not just sitting the whole time to getting actual minutes. I’m thankful that I got to go play yesterday and kind of just get in that rhythm and get in the flow of things and see how that felt.” What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 center_img For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory “We have different guys that can make plays, and on any given night, it’s gonna be somebody else’s night,” said starting forward Tobias Harris, who scored 22 points Monday but stayed sidelined for much of the fourth quarter while Clipper backups held the lead. “That’s the beauty of our team.”Lou Williams – last season’s NBA Sixth Man of the Year – contributes plenty to the bench production, as is expected. He poured in 20 points Monday and is averaging 19.1, which ranks 13th most among shooting guards in the league, amidst a host of starting stars.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.First-year Clipper Mike Scott also has been effective and efficient in 12.9 minutes per game off the bench. He’s 9 for 17 from 3-point range and has a net rating of plus-37 in 129 minutes of play. He also has 13 assists and 25 rebounds.On Monday, Scott’s 3-pointer with 8:27 left in the fourth quarter made it 101-95 and proved to be, as Coach Doc Rivers put it, “huge,” effectively slamming the door on the Timberwolves, who’d just closed within a possession following two Derrick Rose free throws.“Mike Scott, I thought, was huge,” Rivers said. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error When the benches clear Thursday night in Portland, it won’t be – hopefully – due to any on-court fracas, but because both teams really rely on their reserves.The Trail Blazers (7-3) are getting a substantial 41.5 points per game from their bench, second-most in the NBA.The only bench that was outscoring Portland’s as of Monday night? The Clippers’.Following their 120-109 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves, Clippers understudies were leading the league in points per game (56.9), and in a myriad of other ways, including assists per game (tied with the Charlotte Hornets at 10.9), blocked shots (3.3, again tied with Charlotte), field goal shooting percentage (52.8 percent), 3-point shooting percentage (45.7 percent) and overall efficiency (64.3 percent).last_img read more

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Legitimacy and Lack of Consensus

first_imgNote: This is not a political post. If your comments reveal your politics, I’ll most likely delete them. This post is about learning from what you see around you. The following statements are indisputable facts, not my political opinion.The Affordable Care Act (or Obamacare) was passed without a single Republican vote. The Democratic Party had enough votes to pass it and decided to take advantage of the opportunity to pass legislation they had long desired. There was nothing illegal about the way in which the law was passed, there is nothing in the Constitution that demands bi-partisanship, and the Supreme Court determined the law does not violate the Constitution. The President signed the legislation making it the law of the land.Now, the Republican Party is using their majority in the House of Representatives to dig their heels in and resist the law’s implementation by trying to defund it.These are facts. And they set us up nicely to look at consensus in our world, namely sales and change management.Might Doesn’t Make RightEven though you have the right to do something, and even though you have the authority to make a decision without consensus, in big decisions it isn’t often the best path. This is true for you and the contacts you sell to inside your client accounts. You might be selling to someone with authority, but that doesn’t mean you don’t need consensus.If you haven’t had and experience similar to the political scenario above, you will. The problem with selling something without gaining consensus is that the stakeholders that oppose your initiative often dig their heels in, resist your initiative, and work to ensure it fails–and you with it.You are better often taking the time to build consensus, to understand the needs of the stakeholders that oppose your initiative, to find some common ground, to make trade offs, and to mitigate the damage–including the damage to relationships with the individuals you will later be working with. The more complex the outcome you need, the more stakeholders affected, the more this is true.Politics is politics. It exists in the United States House of Representatives and it exists within your client’s company. Politics is an ugly business in government, and it’s ugly business in business. Consensus and effective negotiations makes politics more bearable.last_img read more

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Wimbledon 2011: Tsonga serves a shock to Federer

first_imgIt’s not for nothing they call Jo-Wilfried Tsonga ‘Ali’. On Wednesday, the tall Frenchman played with the aggression of heavyweight boxer to knock out six-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer 3-6, 6-7 (4/ 7), 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 the quarter-finals.In the history of The Championships, after winning a set, Federer had never lost a match. But this was a different day and a different Federer fans saw as the genial Swiss couldn’t control the pattern of play after being up two sets to love.It’s not often someone gets to push Federer on the backfoot on grass and in an environment which brings the best out of the champion.But Tsonga had other ideas. As one who has been playing without coach since April as he wanted to try out own things for himself, this was the biggest day in his life.Tsonga’s plan was simple – to attack Federer and play big shots the time even if he would commit some errors. As the six feet and two inches tall Tsonga, and weighing 200 pounds, threw it all into his serve, he looked really menacing.Roger Federer leaves the court after being defeated by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at Wimbledon on Wednesday. APAn aggregate of 18 aces was just one part of the story as Tsonga’s second serves were truly missiles which Federer couldn’t duck under. “It’s this second serve doing the damage,” Boris Becker was saying in the commentary booth as raved about Tsonga.On a warm day when the gentle chill forced fans to wear woollens, the knowledgeable audience also included Jack Nicklaus among other celebrities. This was supposed to be Federer’s day out in the sun but Tsonga changed the script dramatically.advertisementThere was almost everything in his game today which made him look so big and tough. Big serves, smart returns and power- packed play at the net, Tsonga was in the zone and on a roll.With the third and fourth sets won easily, Tsonga looked even fresher in the fifth set. In sharp contrast, Federer was shaky for the first time in 10 days as he was not able to decode the stuff which Tsonga was coming up with.The agility with which Tsonga played and the way he whacked the tennis ball, it was as if he was something as big as a watermelon.In between, when Tsonga jumped up for slam- dunk shots like Pete Sampras, it was clear nothing was going to stop him from dumping Federer.Finally, when Federer fired a return long, Tsonga sank on his knees. He quickly got up, pumped his fists and then danced like a boxer in the ring and waved to the crowds. For a man wanting to do his own things in tennis, this was an incredible achievement.Up next for Tsonga is Novak Djokovic, who beat Bernard Tomic 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5.Rafael Nadal celebrates after defeating Mardy Fish at Wimbledon on Wednesday. APIn the other half of the draw, Nadal was a comfortable 6-3, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 victor over 10th seeded Mardy Fish, the last American remaining the tournament.I’m happy, being in the semi-finals again is a dream for me,” said a satisfied Nadal, who reported no lingering after effects from a foot injury which emerged during his fourth round win over Juan Martin Del Potro.Nadal will now face Andy Murray in the last four in a repeat of last year’s semi-final won by the Spaniard in straight sets.Murray advanced after crushing Lopez 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 but knows he will have to improve if he is to threaten Nadal.Tsonga was elated after his win. “It was just amazing, I played unbelievable tennis. I was two sets down and I am so happy to win,” said Tsonga.”Federer is the biggest champion in my sport and he is the best player in the world. I am so happy today and tonight will enjoy with my friends,” said Tsonga, who hails from Le Mans in France.”My next test is Novak and he is going to be difficult. But I have my chances anyway,” added Tsonga.Federer found it hard to accept defeat. “I don’t know; it was a tough match to lose. I had my chances but he came up with the good stuff,” said Federer.”I have played Jo-Wilfried before. It’s not that he is a 17-year-old I was playing for the first time. He had good return games and hung in there. And then he was serving great,” added Federer.ResultsMen’s singles quarter-finals: Novak Djokovic (SRB x2) bt Bernard Tomic (AUS) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5; Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA x12) bt Roger Federer (SUIx3) 3-6, 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-4, 6-4advertisementWomen’s doubles quarter-finals: Sania Mirza/Elena Vesnina (IND/RUS x4) bt Nuria Llagostera Vives/Arantxa Parra (ESP/ESP) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5Men’s doubles 3rd round: Bob and Mike Bryan (USA x1) bt Simon Aspelin (SWE) and Paul Hanley (AUS) 6-3, 4-6, 6-7(5), 6-3, 16-14.Mixed doubles: Sania Mirza/Rohan Bopanna (IND x6) bt Jamie Murray / Jarmila Gajdosova(GBR/AUS) 7-6 (5), 6-2last_img read more

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10 Black Athletes Who Went Back to College to

Emmitt SmithSix years after he left Florida and while he was in the midst of becoming the most prolific running back in NFL history, Emmitt Smith went back to college and earned a degree in public recreation. Jarrett JackAfter his junior season, Jarrett Jack (center) left Georgia Tech to enter the 2005 NBA Draft. It was his decision to go, but he promised his parents that he would eventually go back to earn his college degree. It took Jack a while — nine years, to be exact — but the Brooklyn Nets guard earned his degree in business management. Said Jack: “My parents always told me that nobody can predict tomorrow or how long anything is gonna last. Just trying to cover yourself on all grounds and have people respect you on all fronts and not just be just a basketball player. I really owe it to my parents.” read more

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