Delivering sustainable new homes: opportunities and challenges

The UK needs to build more new homes to meet the needs of a growing and ageing population. At the same time, there is an increasing recognition of the need to minimise the environmental impacts of development, and contribute to wider social, economic and community objectives. What are the opportunities and challenges in the delivery of sustainable new housing development?

Joining SQW Director and podcast host Joe Duggett to discuss these issues are Andy Smith, who leads our Land and Property team, and Phil Jackson, a close associate of SQW from Daedalus Environmental.

The podcast covers issues related to delivering sustainable new homes, including the importance of:

  • Clarity and consistency in planning policy and design standards

  • Maximising the opportunities of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC)

  • Considering net zero from both construction and operational perspectives