GRO7 (PP) - Reducing carbon emissions and adapting to climate change

This policy is part of the Plymouth Plan which was approved by Plymouth City Council Full councillors on 27/02/2017.

The City will pursue the following approaches to deliver significant reductions in carbon emissions in Plymouth, aiming to halve 2005 levels of carbon emissions by 2034 through :

  1. Encouraging and enabling large scale uptake of retrofit insulation, and renewable / low carbon energy generation equipment and infrastructure to existing buildings, and promoting other energy demand reduction measures.
  2. Supporting and enabling the installation of renewable and low carbon energy generation capacity, including encouraging community owned installations and identifying land for large scale renewable energy installations.
  3. Promoting and supporting exemplar low carbon development that adopts higher design and construction standards, such as BREEAM, Passivhaus and the Code for Sustainable Homes etc.
  4. Promoting the creation of infrastructure to supply low carbon heat through the delivery and expansion of district energy networks.
  5. Supporting the development of resilient, efficient local energy markets through the identification and promotion of local opportunities for SMART energy infrastructure that helps to balance local supply and demand.
  6. Seeking solutions that reduce the need to travel, and facilitate the move towards sustainable modes of travel.
  7. Using planning powers to promote development that reflects the risks posed by climate change and the need for society to move towards a low carbon future.