Telford & Wrekin Council has today launched a consultation on a draft supplementary planning document that will provide guidance for developers of new commercial and residential proposals to achieve sustainable development and address climate change.
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The document, which is open for public consultation from Tuesday 14 February to Friday 17 March 2023, covers a range of topics, including site and building design, the provision of electric vehicle charging infrastructure, installing renewable energy technology, making developments greener, and using and managing natural resources more efficiently.
Councillor Carolyn Healy (Lab), Telford & Wrekin Cabinet Member for Climate Change, Green Spaces, Natural and Historic Environment and Cultural Services, said: “We aspire to achieve the goal of borough carbon neutrality by 2030 and make sure new and existing development in the borough addresses the challenge of climate change. Our vision is to live, work, and play in buildings that are comfortable, energy-efficient, and constructed with locally sourced and recycled materials, and to have access to high-quality green spaces. Not only do we need to take action on climate change now, there are many benefits to doing so, including improved mental and physical health, and reduced cost of living.”
Councillor Richard Overton (Lab), Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Housing, Enforcement and Transport at Telford & Wrekin Council, added: “We are committed to building a sustainable, healthy, and thriving community for our residents and businesses. As a council, we have already taken several steps to address the pressing issue of climate change, including the creation of our Climate Change Action Plan, incorporating sustainability in NuPlace developments, generating renewable energy through our solar farm, and providing guidance and planning policy for developers.
The council is eager to encourage developers and residents to engage in the consultation process and share their feedback on the draft supplementary planning document. Our goal is to work together to achieve carbon neutrality while ensuring that our community is able to easily commute or walk or cycle to their destinations in an environmentally friendly manner.”
Comments can be submitted via a form that can be downloaded on the council’s website and sent to [email protected]
Quoted from Telford and Wrekin Council’s online newsroom. Original article can be found here: Newsroom – Telford & Wrekin Council launches consultation on climate change guidance for development
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