The Soils in Planning and Construction Task Force launched its report ‘Building on soil sustainability: Principles for soils in planning and construction’ in September 2022. The Soils Task Force is supported by Cornwall Council, as one of the partners involved in the project.
As one of the founding members of the Task Force, Cornwall Council is co-ordinating this event for other Council’s and industry experts as we launch this initiative across the South-West, on World Soil Day (World Soil Day | United Nations). You will have the opportunity to learn more about Soils in Planning and Construction, to meet experts in this field from the task force along with industry and local authority colleagues and to network with fellow professionals.
Why should you attend?
This session will provide you with valuable insights into the importance of soil as a critical resource and how the planning and construction sectors can make a difference to its sustainable use. Did you know that in 2018, 29.5 million tonnes of soil from construction sites were disposed of in landfill in the UK. Only 0.6 % of this was hazardous, which means a huge amount of this vital resource is being lost during construction. Soil also is the largest store of carbon on land, storing nearly twice as much carbon as all the plants and atmosphere combined. When soil is disturbed, carbon is emitted to the atmosphere as CO2 – this means we need to manage soils carefully so that carbon remains stored in the soil.
For more information see Home | Soils Task Force.
Date: Monday 5 December 2022
Time: 08.30 – 11.00
Location: Sandy Park, Sandy Park Way, Exeter, Devon EX2 7NN
Please confirm that you or a representative are able to attend by providing the following information by email to: SoilsRegionalLaunchEvent@cornwall.gov.uk