Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Yvette Cooper unveils eco-quarter plans for Thames Gateway

  • Comment

Housing minister Yvette Cooper has set out her vision for the Thames Gateway over the next three years, calling for it to become the country’s first ‘eco-region’.

Speaking at the Thames Gateway Forum today (28 November) Cooper said that as well as the government looking to build new eco-towns, there was a need for existing towns to become zero carbon, creating eco-regions.

‘We have set a target for all homes to be zero carbon by 2016, but it is not just about new homes,’ she said. ‘We need to look at the whole built environment, and Thames Gateway needs to become an eco-region.

‘It needs to be pioneering in cutting carbon emissions, while linking existing developments to create an eco quarter, with zero carbon shops, pubs and clubs.’

Meanwhile, Cooper announced that Terry Farrell would become the Communities and Local Government’s design champion for the Thames Gateway.

Farrell will oversee proposals such as the CLG’s Parklands Plan, which will be announced tomorrow when the CLG’s delivery plan is published.

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.

Related Jobs

AJ Jobs