Initial lessons from the county pilots
5th April 2023
Two critical, on-the-ground projects testing better ways to make decisions about land have released their initial findings today, to support government's development of a Land Use Framework for England.
The Land Use Framework pilots, led by FFCC and the Geospatial Commission in Devon and Cambridgeshire, have tested how the Land Use Framework can work in the context of real challenges faced by communities and leaders in the two counties. The work brought together partners in the Environment Agency, British Geological Survey and local authorities, and was supported by experts and leaders from across England.
The findings support growing calls for better decisions about land that can meet the multiple and competing demands on it for energy, tree planting, nature restoration, housing and more. Published today in a briefing for policymakers, they conclude that:
The pilot projects are ongoing and will report fully after they complete in summer 2023.