Carbon Emission Standards Requested In Planning Policy

Environmentalists and land use activists in the United Kingdom are calling on planners and policymakers to integrate standards that reduce carbon emissions within their official planning policies.
September 26, 2006, 9am PDT | Nate Berg
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In a "mock" planning policy statement, environmentalists and land use activists have called on the UK government to include carbon emission standards with all land use planning regulations when it issues its official planning policy statement on climate change later this year.

"It says Regional Spatial Strategies should set out the principles for low and zero carbon development and actively promote low and zero carbon energy sources."

" 'It doesn't all come down to planning, but planners can make a hugely positive contribution towards moving us towards a zero carbon future and helping us adapt to harmful impacts such as flood risk, drought and heat waves,' Town and Country Planning Association chief executive Gideon Amos said."

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Published on Monday, September 25, 2006 in The Guardian Unlimited
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