Town developers sign sustainability agreement with regulator

The developers behind a new town in Scotland have signed an agreement with the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), aiming to accelerate the delivery of a sustainable community that promotes wellbeing.

A first of its kind for the construction and property sector, the developers of the new town of Shawfair, Midlothian Council and SEPA signed a three-year Sustainable Growth Agreement (SGA).

According to SEPA, “the shared vision recognises the effective partnerships created through the planning process to date” and identifies future opportunities for increased collaboration in  innovative design, a commitment to low carbon heating and sustainable working practices.

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