Terence Beckett: Sustainable legacies in the local planning system

Looking at housing and sustainability

Terence Beckett, a Liberal Democrat district and town councillor in Bishops Stortford, was motivated to become a councillor as a direct result of the lack of standards in East Herts around sustainable development. He spent 9 years working for the buildings research establishment as an associate director for BREEAM, the worlds foremost sustainable building certification scheme. He has developed a lower cost scheme aimed at Local Planning Authorities's to help alleviate the workload on officers by setting and verifying achievable, robust measurable standards to leave a positive legacy in our built environment. Terence will give us a brief history of sustainable building standards, the current position nationally, and explain what councils can do in order to push developers towards carbon positive developments, but as he will explain, we need to look at sustainability holistically and consider all sustainable measures which can have a negative impact on people, communities and the planet. and by thinking that carbon is the only horse in town, that we will leave a damaged legacy which will need to be addressed in the future.

November 11, 2021 at 7:30pm - 9pm
Sid Clough John Morris Daniel Beck Daniel Beck James Catmur Graham Wilson Sarah Conboy Mark Argent

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