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Annual Monitoring Report 2022 - 2023

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8. Action on Climate

Climate Change

Developments Permitted Contrary to Environment Agency/Devon County Council Advice

In 2021/22 no major applications were approved contrary to the Environment Agency/ Devon County Council Advice.

Climate Change and the new Local Plan

Sustainable power generation key part of local plan consultation - see Part 3

At the end of the review process in 2024, the updated Local Plan will set out the site allocations and policies essential for the delivery of low carbon energy generation, providing greater certainty for power generators and distributors investing in the infrastructure required to decarbonise the electricity supply grid and help us combat climate change.

Resource Use

The chart below shows the gross housing completions by year on previously developed (brownfield) and not previously developed (greenfield) land. In June 2010 the Government reclassified gardens as greenfield land and such infill development ceased to be reported as Previously Developed Land completions. The effects of this can be seen in the chart 10, alongside delivery within some of the strategic allocation sites in the Teignbridge Local Plan 2013-33.

Proportion of Dwellings on Previously Developed Land* 

graph showing proportion of PDL

*these figures include late completions

Source: TDC

Air Quality

At the beginning of the plan period (1 April 2013) there were 4 areas of Air Quality Management Areas (AQMA), this has now halved to 2.  The 2 places within Teignbridge have been designated as AQMA because levels of key traffic pollutant Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) continue to exceed the National Objective level set by European Directive above which an unacceptable level of harm to people’s health is caused.

Walking and Cycling Routes

The following data is for strategic walking and cycling schemes delivered in partnership with Devon County Council, it provides an indication of the trends in cycle path delivery but is not necessarily a complete dataset for the district, and other smaller schemes may have been delivered as part of good urban design in new developments.

Source: TDC/DCC

The planning application for the Teign Estuary Trail has now been approved by DCC, this missing link between Kingsteignton and Teignmouth will provide a very important green infrastructure link.

Details and latest information can be found at Teignbridge Cycling Page 

map of cycle routes in Teignbridge

legend to cycling map

Source: TDC