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1 Pat Willoughby Director David Lock Associates 30 April 2009 Valuing Our Life Support Systems The Contribution of Eco-towns Natural Capital Initiative Savoy Place London

2 Changing Demographics

3 Thousands of new households/ dwellings per year Average new household formations* Notes:*Household formation figures are averages for (ODPM 2003-based household projections) **RPG6 & 9 for East of England, London Plan, RPG9 for South East of England Sources: Draft South East Plan, GLA Housing Survey, East of England Regional Housing Strategy, ODPM, RPG6, RPG9 RPG targets** Household Formation versus Planned and Actual New Dwelling Supply ( ) Average new dwelling supply

4 The Sustainable Communities Plan ODPM (now CLG) Growth Area Funding (including Thames Gateway) of £1.2Bn between 2003 and 2008 £200m Community Infrastructure Fund transport schemes 10 new local delivery vehicles in newer growth areas Thames Gateway Strategy - £6Bn commitment across Government With Thames Gateway 200,000 additional units to 2016

5 The Sustainable Communities Plan

6 Climate Change

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8 Ever-increasing Emissions

9 An Uneven Distribution

10 Sustainable Development

11 Definition of sustainable development by the Brundtland Commission in 1987 Sustainable development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

12 Hammarby Sjöstad, Stockholm

13 Freiburg, Germany

14 We can combine the building of new houses with low carbon and carbon-free homes. We can combine the building of homes with the building of communities with combined heat and power and a whole range of eco-measures, including better public transport and cycle lanes that actually make it possible for us to have a very much higher quality of life in our new buildings and in our new towns. Thats what lies behind a proposal for Eco-Towns. The Prime Minister, 13 May 2007

15 Eco-towns: Key Criteria small new towns of 5-20,000 homes linked communities zero carbon exemplary in at least one environmental technology good local facilities 30-50% affordable housing strong delivery organisation

16 DCLG April 2008

17 Eco-Town Standards: Zero Carbon Over a year the net carbon dioxide emissions from all energy use within the buildings on the development are zero or below Draft Eco-towns PPS para 4.3

18 Eco-Town Standards: Homes Building for Life Silver Standard Level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes HCA Lifetime Homes Standard Real-time energy monitoring systems High speed broadband access High levels of energy efficiency in fabric Carbon reductions of at least 70% relative to Building Regs

19 Eco-Town Standards: Employment Provided in mixed use development One job per dwelling Reduce commuting - walk, cycle and use public transport

20 Eco-Town Standards: Transport Reduce car use 50% of trips by non-car means Transport choices from day one 10 minutes walk to frequent public transport Maximum walking distance to school of 800m

21 Eco-Town Standards: Green Infrastructure 40% of the total area to become green space 50% of this public open space Multi-functional rather than single use Opportunities for local food production

22 Eco-Town Standards: Biodiversity Conserving and enhancing Management of local ecosystems Restoration of degraded habitats Creation of replacement habitats

23 Eco-Town Standards: Water Greater efficiency Water cycle strategies Flood prevention SUDS Aspirations for water neutrality

24 Eco-Town Standards: Flood Risk Management Flood Zone 1 – all of built up areas Flood Zone 2 – open space, recreation, flood storage Flood Zone 3 – no development

25 Eco-Town Standards: Waste and Resources Plan Residual waste levels – lower than 2007 National Waste Strategy for 2020 Separate collection of 7 priority waste materials Use of locally generated waste as fuel source for CHP No construction, demolition and excavation waste sent to landfill

26 Challenges planning process politically charged timescale collapsed property market experimental technologies capacity of the private sector

27 Pat Willoughby Director David Lock Associates 30 April 2009 Valuing Our Life Support Systems The Contribution of Eco-towns Natural Capital Initiative Savoy Place London


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