We are asking residents, businesses and organisations to have their say in the final days of its Climate Change Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) consultation.
The consultation, which commenced on 13th October, is due to close on Monday 23rd November.
The Climate Change SPD aims to help the planning system achieve development which has a lower impact on the climate and to encourage developers to help mitigate the impacts of climate change.
The consultation details the proposal of four new policies, which include:
• Reducing carbon dioxide emissions by ensuring development proposals incorporate sustainability measures
• Reducing energy demand in existing buildings by encouraging developers to look for wider energy efficient improvements to buildings
• Making development more resilient and adaptable to increasing temperatures and future change
• Safeguarding renewable and low carbon energy sources so that there is a continued operation of renewable energy generating technology.
The Climate Change SPD will work in unison with the Natural Environment SPD, which has already been approved for adoption.
Councillor David Brown, Chairman of the Finance and Assets Committee at East Cambridgeshire District Council, said:
“As we reach the final days of the consultation, we want to remind residents, business and organisations within the district, that they still have time to have their say and contribute their thoughts to the draft SPD.
"If you haven’t let the council know your views, I would encourage you to review the consultation documents online and get involved.”
To view the Climate Change SPD and take part in the consultation, visit our current consultations page or our SPD homepage.