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Effective delivery of strategic sites: Peterborough (Hamptons)

Following the closure of the brickworks and brickfields in the 1980s the brownfield site was designated as a replacement site for the fourth planned ‘township’ of the Peterborough New Town in the 1980s.  

Effective delivery of strategic sites: South Cambridgeshire

The site is now a strategic allocation made in the adopted South Cambridge local plan in September 2018 (Policy SS/6) for Waterbeach New Town, for approximately 8,000 to 9,000 new homes.

Effective delivery of strategic sites: Fareham

Fareham Borough Council (FBC) dedicated an entire section of their local plan to policies related to the delivery of Welborne Garden Village, known as the ‘Welborne Plan’, in recognition of its strategic importance to delivering growth in the Borough.

Carmarthenshire County Council: Walk the Global Walk Project

‘Walk the Global Walk’ is a three-year international project which focuses on mobilising young people in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Carmarthenshire County Council is working in partnership with Dolen Cymru Lesotho, supporting 15 schools with a focus on climate action.

Denbighshire County Council: Tackling climate and ecological change in decision making

Denbighshire County Council has changed its Constitution to ensure all decisions made have regard for tackling climate and ecological change.

Lewisham Childhood Obesity Trailblazer Programme - Co-production with the Young Mayors Team

Co-production and collaboration with stakeholders and communities is one key element that contributes to the success of interventions and programmes.

Cornwall Council: Cornwall Biomethane Pilot

Cornwall Council is piloting ground-breaking, highly innovative technology - developed by a Cornish company - to turn methane, derived from organic waste, into renewable fuel. Working with six of its farms, the project turns methane into 'better than Net Zero' carbon biomethane.

Tewkesbury Borough Council: Solar PV on public service centre and car park

Tewkesbury Borough Council have successfully secured £284,000 of funding form the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme, who are providing funding for public sector bodies, towards the cost of installing an air to air heating system at the Council's head office.

Cotswold District Council: Co-production of a Net Zero Carbon Toolkit

Cotswold District Council secured funding from the LGA Housing Advisers Programme to collaborate with two neighbouring councils to plug a perceived gap in the market for succinct, direct and practical advice on how to achieve net zero housing, both new build and retrofit.

Wiltshire Council: The Salisbury River Park Project

The Salisbury River Park project is a collaborative project between Wiltshire Council and the Environment Agency, with support from both the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership (SWLEP) and Salisbury City Council to deliver essential flood alleviation and major environmental improvements through the central riverside spine of the historic city of Salisbury.