Sustain / Planning Food Cities

Our case studies

Our case study Sustainable Food Cities are all at different stages of the plan making process – from early beginnings scoping the issues to be addressed, through to having an up-to-date local plan in place. We will learn from their experience of getting involved and will pass on their tips.

Bournemouth Cambridge Cardiff Durham Hackney Hull Plymouth Portsmouth West Lancashire


Local Plans




Early stage of local plan making or plan review

Draft Plan produced


Neighbourhood planning

Supplementary planning advice and guidance

Making planning policy work

Issues & Options


Final amendments to policy at examination stage
Sept 14

Supporting local neighbourhood forum
Sept 14

Green Infrastructure SPD

Monitoring planning applications

Development Management policies at scoping stage




Sustainable design SPD
Aug 14

Designing a template for responding to planning applications

Evidence base for local plan update




West Lancashire
Open space SPD

West Lancashire
Including food growing in development briefs





Possible PAN/SPD


Planning Food Cities: Find out how to get involved shaping the future of your local area to create a more sustainable and local food system.

What we’re fighting for 2023

Get involved

Sustainable Food Cities Network
The Sustainable Food Cities Network helps people and places share challenges, explore practical solutions and develop best practice on key food issues. Get in touch with the network.

Support our work

Your donation will help communities to engage with their planning system to create a good food environment.


The Green House
244-254 Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 9DA

020 3559 6777

Sustain advocates food and agriculture policies and practices that enhance the health and welfare of people and animals, improve the working and living environment, promote equity and enrich society and culture.

© Sustain 2023
Registered charity (no. 1018643)
Data privacy & cookies