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5.1

The council considers itself at the forefront of the climate change agenda and is doing everything within its powers to mitigate and adapt to its effects whilst not contributing further. It is therefore a key priority for the council that the Local Plan includes the strongest possible climate change policies to ensure that new development does not exacerbate climate change and is resilient to the effects of climate change that are already occurring.

5.2 This section contains an over-arching policy that demonstrates how the objectives of mitigating and adapting to climate change run through all parts of the plan, and how it will help the council respond to the Climate Emergency declaration. More detailed climate change policies relating to energy standards, sustainability requirements, and renewable energy are set out in the Environment chapter (Policies ENV11-13). More information can be found in the Climate Change Topic Paper which includes a summary of the relevant evidence base underpinning the Plan’s approach. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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