The priority of creating sustainable communities is an important element of the Government’s drive for growth in its reform of the planning system. This initiative seeks to integrate the ideals of sustainable development into the system, and to generate a proactive approach to planning and development that involves the wider community as well as the local authority, the landowner and the developer.
The Government is intending to make more land available for development in line with local economic, social and environmental objectives, and for this to make a real contribution to a region’s controlled sustainable growth. Whilst achieving this growth, it is essential that an area’s natural and historic environment is retained and that good design principles are employed throughout.
We have continued with these objectives in the new communities that we are now developing at Cranbrook, Kettering and Lubbesthorpe among others.
Hallam Land Management is a part of the Henry Boot Group of Companies.