Sustainable housing development in Bracknell Forest Borough; Policy or reality?

Cross, Kay (2006) Sustainable housing development in Bracknell Forest Borough; Policy or reality? BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    The aim of this independent study is to evaluate how far sustainable housing developments in Bracknell Forest Borough have become a reality. This issue is relevant on a national and local scale. The term sustainable development has been frequently used in the environmental agenda since the 1990's and is now consistently brought up in national, regional and local planning policies. Understanding the planning policies made by the national, regional and local authorities was a crucial part to this independent study. This was achieved by reading each relevant policy and evaluating them. To find out how well these policies had been implemented in Bracknell Forest Borough I interviewed a number of people. These interviews ranged from environmentalists, developers, estate agents and employees of Bracknell Forest Borough. These interviews gave me a better understanding of the reality of achieving planning policies. The results illustrated that Bracknell Forest Borough Council introduced polices, such as the use of brownfield sites, energy efficiency and transport and accessibility within the Local Development Framework. These are policies in which the national government encouraged. Although the Bracknell Forest Borough Council has successfully introduced these issues, the implementation on the ground has not been so successful. New housing developments within the Borough illustrated no enthusiasm in including energy efficiency within homes and considering transport and accessibility to the site. Overall the independent study has concluded that sustainable housing developments within the Bracknell Forest Borough have not yet been achieved. However, with future observations, awareness and encouragement sustainable housing developments and policies within the Local Development Framework will be achievable.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Department of Geography
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:47
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:13

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