I would just like to add my own congratulations to the conference organisers - a first attendance for me and I found it really inspiring. My only complaint is having to choose between workshops - they need to be repeated throughout the two days so we can get to more of them! Great to meet a whole bunch of people outside the London scene too and meet the people behind the names I've known from reading BfaF magazine.
Regarding the Urban Village scheme in St Austell you presented, was there ever a winning project? I was particularly interested when it was announced as I used to play in those fields as a kid (my parents still live in our family house less than 200m away) but then I heard (from Paul Bright as CSBT) that the competition was dropped?
I think the key points I took from your powerpoint were the compromises you had to make from the outset because of poor architectural design /masterplanning considerations, and the reliance on offsite wind generation for power. Is there not a limit to how much the latter can be relied upon for CfSH Level 6 dwellings across the nation, especially given the requirement for renewables to be accredited and additional to "existing plans"?
I look forward to getting involved in the forums from now on . . .
[By the way, maybe you know this, but if you right-click on a picture in a powerpoint, there's a compress option which cuts the size down dramatically]