WinACC has joined Friends of the Earth and partners in signing a statement to amend the definition of 'sustainable development' in the localism bill to the following:

“sustainable development” means development that meets the social, economic and environmental needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs including the application of the following principles:
(i)      living within environmental limits;

(ii)     ensuring a strong healthy and just society;

(iii)    achieving a sustainable economy;

(iv)    promoting good governance;

(v)    using sound science responsibly.”