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Urban Agriculture and the Planning System
Mon 16 Mar 2015 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Bath (B&NES) is a member of the Sustainable Food Cities network and its Placemaking Plan Options document includes policies which support the rural economy and encourage local food production. In our response to the Options consultation, we commented on the linkages between city-based food production (urban agriculture), the developments planned for the city along the river corridor and policies related to urban design.
There are well-established examples of urban agriculture to draw on from north America and Europe, and there have been a number of recent developments in the UK. Brighton & Hove Council have been innovative in their approach, and we have asked Francesca Iliffe, Sustainability Officer in its Planning Policy team, to come and talk to us. Her presentation will be: Food and Planning in Brighton & Hove: local efforts to deliver sustainable food through the planning system. We’ve invited council officers who are working directly on these issues, members of the Local Food Partnership working group, and key individuals from heritage, architecture and academic research and hope that this event will stimulate discussion about ways in which local food can be incorporated into planning developments within Bath city and B&NES as a whole.
This is an invitation-only event, organised by Transition Bath food group. We will be adding articles about Urban Agriculture over the coming months.