In recognition of the important role of planning in responding to climate change, the London Borough of Tower Hamlets undertook, with Land Use Consultants and the National Energy Foundation, the technical and spatial assessment of opportunities for sustainable energy and biodiversity. This identified practical and spatially specific measures to enhance sustainable energy and biodiversity opportunities within the area. These are now being integrated into the Borough's Local Development Framework through pre-application advice, development briefs, master plans and the Biodiversity Action Plan. The assessment achieved other outcomes:
This project has translated the theory of spatial planning into a replicable, simple, practical planning process. This process could be applied to any neighbourhood, local authority area or region in the UK, to identify spatially specific opportunities for sustainable energy and biodiversity based on local characteristics.
|Location||Tower Hamlets, London|
|Type of scheme||spatial assessment strategy|
|Lead landscape architect||LUC (Land Use Consultants)|
A technical and spatial assessment of opportunities for sustainable energy and biodiversity.
|Client||London Borough of Tower Hamlets|
|Planning authority||London Borough of Tower Hamlets|
|Contact details||Development and Renewal Directorate, London Borough of Tower Hamlets|
|Awards||Featured case study in the LI's climate change policy position statement 2008|
|Category||Strategic landscape planning|
|Keywords||assessment - climate change - energy - environmental management - research - urban areas|
LUC (Land Use Consultants)
43 Chalton Street
BIM Level: 2