13 Feb '18, 9pm

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The first is the relatively obvious complex of ecological reasons: restoring the carbon sink, increasing biodiversity and reducing flooding by slowing down storm run-off. The second is that it made it significantly easier to get planning consent to build my modern timber house in a Conservation Area that otherwise consists of large, brick-built Victorian villas. When the neighbours objected (and they did), I was able to stand up in the planning committee meeting and point out that they wouldn’t even see my house – all they would see were the plants on the roof – and did everyone seriously prefer to look at a cracked concrete slab scattered with used car parts? Then there’s the real reason, which is that I’m a gardener and it doubles the size of my garden. What distinguishes my roof from most of the other green roofs in Britain is that, although it is an “extensive” green r...

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