Planning for Climate Change – Guidance for Local Authorities

Planning for climate change – guidance for local authorities is the first sector-led environmental planning guidance of its kind since the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) took effect in March 2012. Developed by the Planning and Climate Change Coalition, who represent over 35 cross-sector organisations, it has been led by the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) and Friends of the Earth. The Government’s far-ranging planning system reforms, through the Localism Act and the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) signal a major shift of responsibility to local authority and community levels in England. 

The guidance is designed to respond to this agenda and is aimed primarily at local authorities, private sector practitioners, Local Enterprise Partnerships and Local Nature Partnerships who want both to tackle climate change and to reap the positive economic benefits that solutions such as renewable energy, sustainable transport and building flood resilience can bring.

You can download a copy of the guidance here.

The Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) would be interested for your feedback on this guidance – please forward any comments you may wish to have to [email protected] in the first instance.  Alternatively please join the discussion on the AECB Forum here.