The Church Commissioners for England has undertaken an audit of the ESG performance of its strategic land portfolio against various themes and challenges, including climate change and net zero carbon, mobility and transport connectivity, biodiversity, and high-quality building design. The audit has found that the Church Commissioners’ has the capacity to deliver 30,000 new homes, of which around 9,000 will be classed as “affordable” as defined by current planning policy. Around 9,000 new homes are currently subject to live planning applications and in the pipeline for future development. Joanna Loxton, Head of Strategic Land at the Church Commissioners for England, said: “With the capacity to deliver 30,000 new homes across England, this strategic land portfolio needs to ensure that in addressing acute housing need across the country we are also striving to address the climate crisis and social injustice across the communities we serve. This audit has aided our understanding of the ESG performance of the strategic land portfolio to help us work towards a more sustainable future.” The Church Commissioners is a body which administers the property assets of the Church of England.
Church to Build Affordable Homes after ESG Audit
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