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Reflections on Gentrification, Food Justice and London

Written by Rose Ziaei This summer, Community Food Growers Network held an evening of discussion on Gentrification, Food Justice and London for around 35 people at Impact Hub in Brixton. For many of us, reflections around the topic started with our journey to the event. Our journeys involved walking past the Brixton Arches where traders…

The 25-year environment plan score card

Text by Paul de Zylva, Friends of the Earth. Reprinted with permission from FOE, www.friendsoftheearth.uk Theresa May’s original speech can be found on the gov.uk website under Prime Minister’s Speech on the Environment 11 January 2018. (www.gov.uk/government/speeches/) Here’s what we don’t like No legal underpinning: The government’s word is no guarantee. The plan must have legal…

Chicken Shops, Community Food Growers and the new London Plan

By Mama D In Chapter 6 of the London Plan draft, policy E9 proposed that new hot food takeaways with A5 licenses which “generally sell food that is high in calories, fat, salt and sugar, and low in fibre, fruit and vegetables” be denied planning permission “within 400 metres walking distance of an existing or…