Climate Change Action Plan Consultation
Epping Forest District Council declared a climate emergency in September 2019 and made a commitment to do everything within its power to become a carbon neutral District by 2030. To act on this commitment, we have drafted a climate change action plan that is now available for public consultation.
Reaching this challenging target needs help and input from all who live, work and visit the District so we encourage as many people as possible to share their views on the plan.
There are two main areas covered in the plan. The first looks at how the council will reduce its own greenhouse gas emissions in the delivery of council services. The second then looks at ways in which the Council can facilitate and encourage individuals and organisations to help reduce their own greenhouse gas emissions.
Have your say
The consultation is now closed
During this consultation period we are welcoming your views and suggestions on the draft Climate Change Action Plan and we would like to hear about your climate change related experiences and any action you have taken to reduce your own emissions.
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How will your response be used?
We will gather the feedback we receive from this consultation and all our engagement to improve the draft strategy before seeking approval for its adoption by Cabinet.
Climate Change Action Plan Community Q&A
Watch our Climate Change Action Plan Consultation community Q&A session held on 26 October 2021
Epping Forest District Councils Sustainability Guidance Volume 3: Refurbishment and Extensions consultation is open from 10 January 2022 to 21 February 2022.
In Epping Forest District, residential buildings make up around 20% of our annual carbon emissions. With existing homes mainly designed for climatic conditions present at the time of build, widespread adaptation of homes is crucial to ensure they are comfortable, marketable, efficient and fit for the future.
This Sustainability Guidance aims to help homeowners by providing guidance on how to undertake refurbishment or extension work as well as signposting to successful case studies and additional resources. The guidance does not take a ‘one-size- fits-all’ approach but rather offers best practice advice that can be adapted to specific cases by individual homeowners.
The Sustainability Guidance Volume 3 is to be used by homeowners, design teams, consultants and contractors to shape development proposals. This will guide design and ensure coordinated and integrated consideration of sustainability principles and targets at an early stage.
The guide will also be used by Local Authority Officers and decision-makers as the document will be endorsed to have material planning weight. The Checklist within the document will help guide the assessment of planning applications for residential extensions within the District.