Representing: Lewes District Council
Political grouping: Independent
Emily O’Brien is a Green Party Councillor and Cabinet Member for Planning & Infrastructure for the Cooperative Alliance led Lewes District Council. The Council has a commitment to the greening planning policy as a response to the climate and biodiversity emergencies and has adopted innovative technical guidance on sustainability, biodiversity net gain and the circular economy.
She is also an expert on food systems and campaigner on food poverty and food and climate change, and works as Policy & Partnership Manager for one of the UK’s leading food partnerships.