The Government is promoting a new generation of Garden Villages around England as part of its policy of increasing housing supply. Garden Villages are new settlements that are characterised by higher levels of sustainability than standard housing estates, with distinct identities as new places.
Garden villages provide the opportunity to plan innovatively to meet the needs of future generations, by planning for a sustainable mix of housing, providing sustainable energy supplies, sustainable drainage and promoting sustainable travel. They should also incorporate green spaces.
This sixth form event will examine the challenges and opportunities of planning for a new Garden Village. The event will link into key themes on the curriculum including sustainability, social equity, urban climate, drainage, and waste.
Registration for the day will be at 9:30am with the talks and workshops ending at 1pm. For those who would like to find out a bit more about university life here at the University of Plymouth a campus tour will be offered from 1:45pm - 2:30pm bringing the day to a close.
This event is open to year 12 students with a maximum capacity of 50 students (ten from each school). Spaces will be offered on a first-come-first-serve basis.
If you would like to bring more than ten students do let us know as a reserve list will be in operation.