Sustain Planning Food Cities

Other planning tools

An area that has a strong set of local plan policies that supports a good food environment will be in the best position to achieve its objectives through new development.

However, if there is only a generally supportive policy in your adopted local plan and a local plan review is not imminent, how else can you encourage developers to increase provision? Here are two possibilities:

Providing guidance to developers   Planning your neighbourhood


Go to Making It Happen section to monitor planning applications to make sure guidance is being used.

The local plan making system differs in each nation. We are working in detail with English cities. Other communities must apply the lessons learnt to the system in their own country.

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.

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