'How far is too far when it comes to sustainability in planning?' UK-GBC hosts its first webinar

On Thursday 25 October, the UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) held its first webinar examining sustainability within the planning system.

The webinar explored how far planners should be going when requiring high quality, sustainable developments and how far is too far. UK-GBC's Senior Policy Advisor, Joanne Wheeler, was joined by planning experts, Martin Randall, Head of Planning and Public Protection at Brighton & Hove City Council, Sarah Cary, Sustainable Developments Executive at British Land and Dieter Gockmann, Director at EPR Architects and chair of the UK-GBC Planning task group for an hour of debate and questions from a diverse audience from across the built environment.

The event concluded with an agreement by the presenters that sustainability needs to be implemented at the very start of the planning process and that it should involve joined-up working and collaboration from all parties involved. It was also recognised that a lack of resources and support for planners was a key issue to be addressed.

You can listen again to the webinar here

You can also download the powerpoint slides used in the webinar here.

For more information about UK-GBC's work on planning, contact: Joanne.Wheeler@ukgbc.org

Published: 26/10/2012

in UK-GBC News