'Planning system fails to integrate government climate change commitments,' says Lord Deben

Climate Change Committee (CCC) chair Lord Deben has told MPs that the planning system fails to integrate the government’s commitments to fighting climate change, while local authorities lack Whitehall support in their efforts to reach net zero.

by Gareth Simkins
CCC chair Lord Deben said the relationship between local and central government was harming progress towards net zero. Photograph: Rachel Salvidge
CCC chair Lord Deben said the relationship between local and central government was harming progress towards net zero. Photograph: Rachel Salvidge

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