A 'Planning Advisory Note' (PAN) to encourage food growing in new developments was released last year, as part of Harvest Brighton & Hove, written by Food Matters and Brighton & Hove City Council.
This policy won the Royal Institute of Town Planning Southeast Innovation award on 21 November. It also received an Honourable Mention from the World Green Building Council (in partnership with UN Habitat) on 20 November, alongside examples from Shanghai and Cape Town. The PAN was also highly commended in the innovation category of the London and South East Construction in Excellence Awards earlier this year.
We are planning to expand our demonstration fruit and vegetable garden in Preston Park and would like to hear your views.
We want to extend the garden to include the space between the fruit and the vegetable growing areas (see diagram). We are also interested in your views on whether the lawn in front of the garden could be improved in any way – eg fruit trees, wildflower planting, paths, seating, etc.