Carbon cuts guide issued

A cross-sector coalition has launched a planning and climate change guide to help local authorities and the forthcoming local enterprise partnerships.

Launched in the Commons on Wednesday, the guide builds on work carried out earlier this year to update PPS1 on planning and climate change and PPS22 on renewable energy.

The Planning and Climate Change Coalition, which was formed as a joint initiative between the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) and Friends of the Earth (FoE) in July 2009, now includes more than 40 organisations and individuals.

TCPA chief planner Hugh Ellis said: "While the planning system is still in a state of flux, this cannot be allowed to delay climate change action. Eighty per cent of UK emissions occur through locally-based activities.

FoE senior campaigner Anna Watson said: "The guide will be a vital tool for any local authority and community that wants to bring about a low-carbon future."

Planning and Climate Change Guide is available at PlanningResource.co.uk/doc


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