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Council asks for public views on Net Zero Carbon planning policy

Following the endorsement by the Council’s Cabinet on 8 July, Warwick District Council is set to ask the public for their views on whether all new homes built in the district will be required to be Net Zero Carbon.

The ground-breaking new planning policy document is being developed as part of the Council’s ambitious Climate Emergency Action Plan which aims to ensure that new buildings do not continue to impact on climate change.

The public consultation runs from 26 July until 13 September with the full documentation and information on how to respond available on the Council’s website. Once this stage has been completed the policy document will be amended to take account of representation received and will then be subject to examination by an independent government inspector.

If successful it is hoped that the new Zero Carbon planning policy can be adopted by the Council in 2022.