Today marks World Town Planning Day, a celebration of the role that good planning plays in improving lives, which has run since 1949.
Recent World Town Planning Days have increasingly focussed on climate change, with 2022’s UK theme being resilience, and how planners can enable communities to respond to the shocks and stresses of our time.
The Durrants Building Consultancy Team are reflecting on the role we can play in achieving this goal, particularly in a rural context.
A great example of a current sustainable projects is an application we have recently made with our client Privilege Finance for an anaerobic digestion plant in East Suffolk, which generates renewable energy from food waste. This is particularly pertinent given the Government commitment to roll out separate household and commercial food waste collection across the country by next year.
We are also working with our clients Pure Eco Homes and Hemspan to deliver sustainable housing utilising hemp technology to the wider market. Finally, we are working with regional food producers to approve their developments which will reduce food miles and provide fresh British produce.
Join the campaign and share your stories about the positive impact of planning in building more resilient cities and communities wherever you are in the world.
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