Published: Friday, 7th September 2018

Warwick District Council is asking local residents, developers and stakeholders to comment on proposals which seek to strengthen its ambition to promote the district as  an emission reduction area.

The Council’s Development team is seeking views on a draft document that has been produced in conjunction with the district’s four neighbouring local authorities and Coventry and Warwickshire Public Health, which aims to provide an integrated and long-term approach to reducing the impact of future development on air quality.

The new supplementary planning document updates and expands on the Low Emission Guidance for developers published by the Council in 2014 and offers wide-ranging guidelines on reducing harmful emissions and where appropriate mitigating air quality impacts. These include adopting sustainable transport plans, providing homes with electric vehicle charging points and the planting of trees.

The Council’s Portfolio Holder for Development Councillor Alan Rhead commented;

“The measures proposed in this document are designed to provide clarity to developers on their requirements and responsibilities at a much earlier stage of the planning process. I would strongly encourage interested parties to give us their views on these important new guidelines, which will help us to ensure that the growth of our district does not come at the expense of the environment.”

The consultation is now open and runs until Wednesday 17 October and residents are invited to give their feedback;

The final document is expected to be considered by the Council’s Executive in December 2018.

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