Brighton and Hove’s new planning guidance on Food Growing and Development was inspired by One Brighton .
The purpose of the new Planning Advice Note is to provide some basic technical considerations, as well as offer inspiration, on how food growing can be incorporated into proposals for new developments. Brighton & Hove City Council supports the provision of food growing opportunities within the city as part of its commitment to sustainable development. Click here to download the full document.
One Brighton was one of the case studies mentioned in this new planning guidance. Its rooftop allotments were also featured on Meridian TV.
Hello, I’m Amy Anslow and I live in Brighton Belle at One Brighton.
I had been living in Brighton for a few months when my sister Ruth decided to relocate here. We wanted to continue working up an idea for a joint business venture – a social enterprise dedicated to healthy, sustainable and affordable food.
We both love Brighton, and knew it was the perfect place for us to live, and to launch a new ethical business driven by social objectives.
In August we committed to living together for a year to work full time on getting our business on its feet, and so set about looking for somewhere to live that would satisfy our many requirements!
We were immediately drawn to One Brighton – as well as great looking, smartly finished homes, every aspect of the design had been carefully considered with sustainability and energy saving in mind, resulting in some uniquely clever features.
Living here has not disappointed, it’s just over four months later and we still marvel at stuff, like the amazing air system (we don’t really understand how it magically creates a consistently comfortable climate regardless of the weather outside, we’re just glad it does!).
We are trying to live in a way that’s consistent with our values and the ethics of the social enterprise we’re building. Living at One Brighton helps us do that. Not just because living in a home that behaves in an eco-friendly way all by itself makes us greener, but also because the 10 One Planet Principles remind and prompt us to consider our choices.
Our hope is that residents in both buildings will get together and share ideas to create a real community at One Brighton, which could further enhance the experience of living here for all of us.
We are very proud of our partnership with Crest Nicholson BioRegional Quintain and the lead they are taking in the UK as developers of cutting edge sustainable communities. Construction is now completed and all of the flats have been sold; no mean feat in the current financial climate.
Some of the key achievements include good progress against the pathway to zero carbon, with a biomass fuelled boiler and PV panels having generated 7MWh of electricity in the first 12 months. An innovative Energy Services Company has been set up and is supplying the rest of the electricity from certified renewable sources.
Some construction phase activities included use of locally sourced waste cooking oil to power over 60% of the generator’s requirements, successful waste segregation, healthy canteen food and One Planet inductions for all construction workers.
Lots has been done to engage with residents on sustainable lifestyles, including the setting up of a community centre and community interest company, the employment of a Green Caretaker and setting up of communal areas with mini allotments and gardens.
Consequently, One Brighton, is now the first fully-completed and endorsed One Planet Community in the world. Congratulations BioRegional Quintain and Crest Nicholson!
You can read the full Annual Review report by clicking on the link below:
The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) has featured One Planet Communities in their new 30WAYSin30DAYS climate change campaign. The campaign states: “UNEP’s 30 case studies prove that solutions to combat Climate Change are available, accessible and replicable”
Crest Nicholson BioRegional Quintain’s OneBrighton, UK and Codding Enterprises’ Sonoma Mountain Village, USA, two of our fully endorsed One Planet Communities, were featured in last week’s CNBC Responsible Business Television series.
Pooran Desai OBE, the International Director for the OPC programme and Co-founder of BioRegional gave his views in the film on how to make sustainable living easy, attractive and affordable.
Here is another chance to see what they said about these ground breaking sustainable projects around the world.
More Videos about One Planet Communities can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/1planetcommunities.
Tune into your region’s CNBC channel at the following times to see several of the ground-breaking projects showcased and an interview with International Director, Pooran Desai OBE:
1st Broadcast: 30 October 17:30 SIN/HK Time
2nd Broadcast: 31 October 09:30 SIN/HK Time
1st Broadcast: 30 October 08:30 CET
2nd Broadcast: 30 October 13:30 CET
Single Broadcast: 30 October 16:00 EST
If you miss the broadcast the film will go up on www.oneplanetcommunities.org early next week.
Brighton. Sustainable construction is progressing smoothly at One Brighton in the English seaside resort town of Brighton, according to Daniel Viliesid, the developer’s Sustainability Integrator. “The external walls and the clay blocks are all complete. 60% of the wood fibre insulation and 50% of the render is up. 54 of the 172 apartments will be ready for handover this summer. The wood-fired boiler is now on site, ready to be installed and commissioned over the next 2 months. The PV panels are installed and ready to be commissioned. The brown roof is there and ready to be seeded with tailor-made Brighton seed mix. The in-vessel composting equipment known as Big Hanna has been ordered and will be delivered soon”. Read more about innovations during construction, such as renewable site electricity and biodiesel generators…
London. One Brighton has been awarded “Estates Gazette Residential Development of the Year”. The respected Estates Gazette Green Awards highlight and reward excellence in sustainable development and raise environmental awareness.
Brighton. Construction has started on the One Brighton project in Brighton, UK this summer, and homes are now for sale. The 1st official One Planet Community to begin construction, One Brighton is a zero-parking development with renewable energy generated onsite from a waste biomass Combined Heat and Power Plant, and a “green lifestyles concierge” for residents.