Local Plan Review 2020 - 2040

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10. Climate Change and Energy

  • the Review highlights the important role of planning in providing resilience to climate change and in the reduction of greenhouse gases
  • building design can help achieve a reduction of energy use and carbon emissions
  • however the greatest contributor to carbon emissions is transport
  • planning can help to reduce the use of the private car by creating self-sufficient sustainable communities
  • the Local Plan Review looks to support renewable energy storage schemes
  • the Paper also explores how the Local Plan Review could support electric vehicles and discusses the idea of creating opportunity areas for potential renewable energy developments

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Supporting Documents:

Local Plan Policy S6 and S22