Brent Council has introduced new guidelines for developers operating within the borough.
The council’s Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) aim to enhance the quality of life for local communities while creating a greener and healthier environment.
The first SPD, titled ‘Residential Amenity Space and Place Quality’, focuses on making Brent a vibrant, inclusive, and thriving community. It provides detailed instructions on designing and implementing high-quality private and shared spaces within and around new residential developments.
This includes gardens, courtyards, and roof terraces that will contribute to the overall benefit and well-being of the community.
The second SPD, ‘Sustainable Environment and Development’, outlines Brent Council’s commitment to ensuring that future developments in the borough prioritise environmental sustainability.
The document lays out comprehensive guidelines for developers to create projects that address climate change, promote cleaner and more efficient energy usage, and reduce carbon emissions.
Cllr Shama Tatler, the Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Planning, and Growth at Brent Council, expressed her pride in Brent’s pioneering efforts to tackle pressing issues such as the climate crisis and health inequalities. She stressed that well-designed and sustainable development plays a crucial role in enriching the lives of residents.
“The climate crisis and health inequalities are two of the most pressing issues facing our society today,” said Cllr Tatler.
“I am proud that Brent is leading the way in showing how good quality design can help tackle both. Our residents deserve great places to live, and well-designed, sustainable development is a key factor in enriching people’s quality of life.”