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21st May, 2022

Eco-minded residents urged to share thoughts on council's climate change fight plans

ECO-MINDED residents are being urged to share their views on Warwick District Council’s (WDC) environmental plans.

The council has launched a public consultation on the soundness and legality of its draft Net Zero Development Plan Document (DPD).

The planning policy document has been developed as part of the council’s Climate Emergency Action Plan which, if adopted, will impose standards on developments to meet the council’s target of net zero carbon by 2030, and the government’s target of meeting net zero carbon nationally by 2050.

WDC’s spokesperson for climate change Coun Alan Rhead said: “In order to deliver sustainable new buildings, it is vital that we prioritise the issue of carbon emissions particularly in light of the climate emergency.

“By ensuring that new developments are net zero on completion, the need for expensive retrofits when the old-style energy systems become redundant can be avoided.

“I therefore recommend that local people take a look at this new draft document which addresses these issues in more detail than the policies in the current Local Plan (2011-2029).”

The new consultation follows an earlier consultation which took place from July to September 2021.

Visit www.warwickdc.gov.uk/NetZeroDPD for details of the Net Zero Carbon DPD. The consultation closes on Wednesday June 8.

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