Sustainability plan for Sheffield

A newly launched panel aims to make Sheffield’s future skyline dynamic and exciting

As the name suggests, the Sustainable Development and Design Panel hopes to make Sheffield a more sustainable city over the coming years, creating an environment of which all of the city’s residents and workers can be proud.

The panel will provide specialised advice to Sheffield City Council on sustainability and design for key developments in the city. It will help to meet council-set environmental targets by promoting eco-friendly buildings and reducing carbon footprints.

Councillor Ian Auckland, cabinet member for sustainable development and transport at Sheffield city council, says good design creates cities with strong senses of identity: "This is about ensuring that those big developments that affect everyone in the city reach the highest level of sustainability and design."

In more environmental news from Sheffield, 8,500 trees have been planted in the city as part of a community programme.