Putting sustainability at the top of the agenda for development of land projects

The need for landowners, developers, and planning authorities to put environmental sustainability at the top of their priorities has never been greater.

The built environment is thought to contribute up to 40% of total carbon emissions in the UK, from the greenhouse gases generated by the production of construction materials right through to the impact of heating, lighting, and maintaining buildings in the long term.

It follows, then, that if we make improvements to the ways in which we develop land, we can have a significant effect on the world around us for future generations.

Several initiatives are under way on a national scale to mitigate climate change, including a consultation on the forthcoming roll-out of mandatory biodiversity net gain for new developments and a new emphasis on the green agenda in the National Planning Policy Framework.

This week, the team at Thrings will be looking at the implications of this for developers, landowners, planners, and local authorities.

Look out for:-

  • Blogs from the team putting the spotlight on key issues
  • Take 5 Guides for an easy-to-digest summary of hot topics
  • Getting to Know You profiles of key members of the Thrings team involved in development of land projects.

We will also be holding a free webinar on Wednesday, looking at how land management changes designed to have a positive impact on climate change could affect developers and others in the sector.

Watch out for updates on the Thrings LinkedIn page all this week – and find out more about the firm’s work in the development of land here:

The Thrings team has a broad range of sector experience working for landowners, land developers and promoters, as well as specialist planning and construction expertise. If you would like to speak to one of our team, just get in touch.

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