The fourth event in our Bitesize Webinar series.
Robust and targeted Local Plan policies are a necessary component of achieving net-zero emissions. GHA member Bioregional understand how to create the evidence base, and how to implement the policies in practice.
All local planning authorities have a legal duty to address the climate and ecological crisis and to contribute towards the UK’s legally binding net-zero target for 2050. In practice, this means taking bold steps to achieve zero emissions from new buildings and adopting policies that drive drastic and rapid emissions reductions from transport, energy and land-use.
As Local Plans set out the vision for future development in a borough, they are key to ensuring that any land-use changes, or new development that happens – from homes and offices to transport infrastructure – results in the least amount of greenhouse gas emissions possible, whilst enabling economic growth and addressing housing need.
The Good Homes Alliance was joined by Bioregional to discover why we need Zero Carbon planning policies and what are the powers that Local Authorities have to create them.
- 12:00 Welcome from the GHA – Julian Brooks, Good Homes Alliance
- 12:05 Why do we need Zero Carbon planning policies, and what are the powers that Local Authorities have to create them? – Lewis Knight, Head of Sustainable Places, Bioregional, and Marina Goodyear, Project Manager, Bioregional
- 12:35 Q&A
- 13:00 Close