Brighton & Hove Council will shortly publish draft guidance to encourage developers to include food growing areas in new building schemes.
The draft Food Growing on Development Sites Planning Advisory Note (PAN) issued by the new Green Party Administration is the first of its kind in the UK and it calls for new developments to include space for crops on rooftops, balconies and other available spaces.
The PAN is intended as technical advice for those preparing planning applications and is not intended to be compulsory for new planning applications.
Cabinet member for regeneration Amy Kennedy said: "We already have strategies in place aimed at encouraging food growing and releasing more space for people to use. So it makes sense to see how every new development can contribute to these goals."
The document is expected to be formally approved on 15th September.
The first new planning application that, by chance, includes such food growing areas is likely to be Park House on the Old Shoreham Road [see earlier story].
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