Feeding Portsmouth would like to see food covered in planning policies and is encouraging the City Council to write a guidance for developers on including food growing space in new development.
The Portsmouth Plan aims to protect and enhance green infrastructure in the city because it provides areas for people to exercise, reduces stress levels, mitigates the effects of urban heat islands and can provide areas for growing food. There is no specific policy mention of local food growing. The Council is considering producing guidance for developers on providing food growing spaces but is concerned about the future maintenance of sites.
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