Growing Awareness: Planning Food Cities

12th May 2017

Sustainable Food Cities and Sustain jointly organised this webinar which took place on Friday 12th May 2017. Attendees were able to hear from and ask questions on how Council’s Local Plans impact on the creation of new food growing spaces. Hull Food Partnership explained how they went about getting a food growing policy in their local plan. The webinar also included a case study of a new development in Leeds and you will hear how having a policy in Kensington and Chelsea helps the parks service find space for growing.

Unfortunately, due to a technical problem on the webinar platform we were not able to retrieve the recording for this webinar. However, a detailed summary of the content of each presentation has been pulled together by Gillian Morgan and offers a huge wealth of information (please see below).

Chair: Ben Reynolds, Sustain
Speakers: Alizee Marceau, Sustainable Food Cities; Hilary Hamer, Food4Hull; Gillian Morgan and Leah Lazer, Sustain

View the agenda


Introduction to Sustainable Food Cities, Alizée Marceau - SFC

Putting planning policies in place, with a focus on how Hull got food growing in their local plan, Gillian Morgan – Sustain; Hilary Hamer, Hull Food Partnership
Summary - Putting planning policies in place
Summary - How Hull got food growing in their local plan

A Council perspective: how planning policies support a food growing programme – a case study from Kensington & Chelsea, Leah Lazer, Sustain on behalf of Terry Oliver, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Summary - A Council perspective

Developer perspective: why include food growing space in new development – case studies from Leeds, Brighton and London, Gillian Morgan, Sustain
Summary - Developer perspective


Questions from the audience answered by Gillian Morgan - planning expert at Sustain.



Sustain’s Planning Sustainable Cities for Community Food Growing advises planners on using food growing as a way of creating healthy communities.

Sustain’s report Good planning for good food: How the planning system in England can support healthy and sustainable food.

Sustain’s online toolkit Planning Food Cities helps communities use the planning system to support community food growing.


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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