Leeds City Council have declared a climate emergency
In March 2019 Leeds City Council declared a climate emergency with an ambition to work towards carbon neutrality by 2030. Planning policies can help achieve this by:
- supporting developments that shape places in ways that contribute to radical reductions in greenhouse gas emissions (for example - reducing the need to travel by car)
- minimising vulnerability and improving resilience (for example - by avoiding places that flood and dealing with water)
- encouraging more careful use of resources (for example - by making homes more efficient)
- supporting the move towards renewable and low carbon energy (for example - wind or solar)
With this in mind it was decided that this first update of the Local Plan should focus on the role of updated planning policies in helping the council to deliver its climate emergency commitments.
Have your say at www.leeds.gov.uk/lpu