The first-ever Green Neighbourhoods in Brent will be shaped hand-in-hand with the community; the first stops are Church End and Roundwood, and Kingsbury.
Brent Council has agreed a localised approach to tackling the climate emergency, and will be investing resources into neighbourhoods that will make a visible difference to communities, and help reach net zero carbon emissions in Brent by 2030.
Work starts immediately on the first areas of Church End and Roundwood, and Kingsbury until the end of 2023. In addition to these, there will be two development-led pilots in South Kilburn and St. Raphael’s Estate that are longer-term projects and focused around the Council’s new development plan, aiming to complete by the end of 2025.
Green Neighbourhoods are an exciting and novel way that brings communities together around the climate agenda, reduces carbon emissions and waste and makes your local area a healthier place to live.
The key features of Green Neighbourhoods are:
- Walking and cycling
- Food growing spaces
- Healthy ecosystems and habitats to better support nature and wildlife
- Green and energy efficient homes that are cheaper to keep warm in winter
- Less waste and increased recycling
- Green jobs and a thriving local economy
Councillor Krupa Sheth, Cabinet Member for Environment, Infrastructure and Climate Action said: