This detailed but practical three-year plan sets out baselines (“where we are now”), high-level objectives (“where we want to get to”) and short, medium and long term actions (“what we are going to do”) to improve local quality of life, reduce impacts on the environment, save money and make Brighton & Hove more resilient. For example, the plan embraces more local, renewable energy sources and insulation programmes, which save energy and make homes cheaper to heat.
The council has also published case studies detailing work going on around the city under the plan and the ten One Planet Living principles. In December 2014, Bioregional published an 18-month review of Brighton & Hove’s progress against the timetable and targets set out in the plan (see below).
Bioregional has been working in Brighton & Hove for more than a decade. Projects include the landmark One Brighton development of 178 homes, the first One Planet Community in the UK.
In 2014/15 we supported an exciting photography project in Brighton & Hove based on the ten principles of One Planet Living and the city’s One Planet status. It included a photography competition for local people with some stunning images taken, including the header photo for this page (credit Rich Howorth).