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.
The Modern Slavery Act 2015 - Group Statement: View here
“Henry Boot PLC and its Group Companies has, following the introduction of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”) implemented a number of measures which seek to bring about greater transparency and scrutiny into our various supply chains, in order to combat slavery and trafficking activities. Further to this, over the past year we have been reviewing the measures put in place and seeking to identify additional actions to strengthen our due diligence and transparency. The aim of the Act is in line with our own ‘Henry Boot Way’ Vision and Values, as updated in 2017, which include ‘Respect’, ‘Integrity’ and ‘Collaboration’, all of which are relevant to our approach in this regard.
We continue to keep under regular review our Human Trafficking and Slavery Statement (the ‘Statement’), setting out the activities undertaken to reduce the risk of slavery and trafficking activities being present within our business operations. These measures include the introduction of an Anti-Slavery Policy, due diligence requirements, and mandatory contract clauses seeking compliance by our supply chain with appropriate anti-slavery measures. Additional measures that have recently been put into place to increase knowledge and vigilance throughout our organisation and supply chain include posters and awareness cards across our sites.
We will continue to regularly work with our partners, contractors, suppliers and other stakeholders, as well as keeping industry best practice under review, to monitor our approach for effectiveness, and consider any changes or additional measures as appropriate.”
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Henry Boot PLC
Chief Executive Officer