Food Growing and Planning: How can planning policy support access to land?

18th March 2014

This webinar looked at how the planning system can support community food growing. It heard from:

• Gillian Morgan, from Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming, on their report looking at existing good practice across the country where planning policies support community food growing and its contribution to a range of issues including climate change, amenity and health benefits.

Planning Sustainable Cities and Community Food Growing: A guide to using planning policy to meet strategic objectives through community food growing

• Clare Devereux, Food Matters, who has worked closely with Brighton and Hove Council on their food growing and development Planning Advisory Note, which has led to provision of community food growing space on over a third of new residential developments in their area.

Food Planning in Brighton and Hove 

• Lucie Taylor, from the Community Land Advisory Service, who presented on the routes to influencing national and local planning policies from a Welsh perspective.

The Community Land Advisory Service


Following this event, Sustain have launched a report: Planning sustainable cities for community food growing. A guide to using planning policy to meet strategic objectives through community food growing.


Other useful resources mentioned in the webinar include:
Community Land Advisory Service
Food Growing and Development Planning Advisory Note (2011) Brighton and Hove City Council.
Food Growing and Planning. Lessons from Brighton and Hove. 2013, Food Matters.


Leon Ballin
Sustainable Food Cities

Sustainable Food Cities is a partnership programme run by

Soil Association

Food Matters

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
Sustainable Food Cities is funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation 

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