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Newcastle-Under-Lyme District Council

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… use. • We have reduced our water usage in public buildings with initiatives such as 3Our current commitment Maer, Newcastle-under-Lyme 4Our current commitment Built Environment • Our Emerging Local Plan encourages sustainability and energy assessment for new planning applications/encourages new build to be low or zero carbon. • Our flagship Jubilee 2 sports centre was built to BREAM…

… or other means. • We consider and secure green infrastructure in all larger scale projects through contributions to public open space on- and off-site. • We are developing a North Staffordshire Air Quality Plan with Staffordshire County Council and Stoke on Trent City Council in key areas of local concern. • We secure the planting of new trees and shrubs where appropriate, whenever we grant…

… and techniques through the Councils emerging Local Plan. • Exploring with local partners opportunities to develop geothermal recovery projects that make use of residual minewater from the areas previous industrial heritage. • Work closely with local registered social landlords such as Aspire Housing to implement energy saving projects, efficient building maintenance techniques. …

… Many of the issues can only be tackled together and to this end the Staffordshire Coun- ty Council has very recently launched its own Climate Change Action Plan which will link into and support the Borough’s Strategy. Why have an environmental strategy and a plan? A strategy is needed to protect our local environment and achieve our wider sustaina- bility goals for the Borough. The release…

… in its May 2019 report, recommended replacing the UK’s previous target to reduce emissions by 80% by 2050 with a new statutory target for at least a 100% reduction of UK greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 (compared to 1990 levels), and called for a set of “clear, stable and well-designed policies” to be introduced “without delay.” By this reasoning, it is understood that for the Borough Council


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