Archive for 'planning'

Food City Region: Cultivating Planning »

Bristol, 6 May 2014. The Food City Region: Cultivating Planning conference will address the issues of city growth, new development and how planning policy and action can support a sustainable and resilient food system.

New biodiversity management standard »

A new standard aims to provide authorities, developers, planners and local government ecologists with the necessary information and methodology to make sound decisions on biodiversity issues.

Consulting on biodiversity offsetting »

The government is inviting views on its proposal for biodiversity offsetting to provide benefits for economy and nature, one of the recommendations of the business-led Ecosystem Markets Task Force.

Good practice in sustainable design and construction »

A new good-practice guide on how to achieve sustainable development through sustainable design and construction, and local plan-making, has produced for use by local planning authorities in England, together with other interested parties.

The real estate green agenda: what banks should know »

Bonny Hedderly, Jonathan Lawrence and Steven Cox of international law firm K&L Gates highlight why it is important for lenders to be aware of the ongoing initiatives driving the sustainability and green agenda.

Planning for climate change »

The Planning and Climate Change Coalition, a cross-sector group that seeks to ensure the planning system responds effectively to the challenges of climate change, has published a guide for local authorities on planning for climate change.

Growing food in disused green spaces »

Space for Food Growing, a new guide from DCLG, aims to help communities make use of disused green spaces in their local area for food growing, with potential benefits for health, skills, social cohesion and the environment.

Habitats and Wild Birds Directives review findings »

New Major Infrastructure and Environment Unit and guidance to help deliver large infrastructure projects that promote sustainable development by supporting growth and protecting most valued habitats and species.

Achieving sustainable development through planning »

The Government has published a new simpler National Planning Policy Framework which puts sustainable development at the heart of planning policy to support sustainable growth and protect and enhance the natural and historic environment.

Housing round-up: regenerative design, urban neighbourhoods, building Britain »

The SDRN highlights recent reports on sustainable development and housing: regenerative design and development, sustainable urban neighbourhoods, sustainable growth for the built environment.