We attended the Hackbridge Plan community meeting yesterday evening- there was a good turn out- over 100 people. Hackbridge is the 'village' in which I live (pic 1), overlooking Beddington Farmlands. As the Farmlands is being developed into a major urban nature reserve something equally exciting is underway for Hackbridge. The Hackbridge Plan is to create the UK's first sustainable suburb.
Hackbridge is already world famous for being the site of Bedzed-(pic 2) a futuristic zero energy housing development project which also features in Al Gore's latest book. The wider concept now is to extend the principles of Bedzed to the wider Hackbridge area and regenerate the village to form a flagship model for future living- based on the idea of sustainable futures. Within that masterplan Beddington Farmlands will be an area for wildlife where the local community can connect with their wider environment and nature.