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CR2Update the Local Plan to incorporate new Climate Change policies


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To add and periodically review the climate change and climate change related policies within the Council's Local Plan.


There are many opportunities to integrate climate change mitigation and adaptation objectives into the Local Plan. Since climate change is a broad area, policies relating to climate change may span across various areas, whether this be the natural environment, health and wellbeing, the local economy, or housing, for example.

Appropriate strategies will be in line with the statutory duty on climate change and ambition in the Climate Change Act 2008. In doing so, local planning authorities should ensure that protecting the local environment is properly considered alongside the broader issues of protecting the global environment. The council will incorporate policies in the local plan for Stevenage relating to Climate Change.


What are we doing?

  • Todo07/06/2024

    Upgrade the Local Plan with Improved Climate Change Considerations

    To review the current climate change related policies in our local plan and add additional policies where appropriate.

What has been done?

  • Done01/01/2023

    Implement Stevenage Design Guide with Climate Change Considerations

    Supplementary Planning Document for the Local Plan.

  • Done31/12/2020

    To include climate change considerations in the local plan

    To include a section within the local plan which covers climate change, flooding and pollution.

Summary and contacts


31/12/2020 → Continuous

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Information updated 17/06/2024