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North Devon Council

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…: direct emissions from fuel combustion, such as boilers for heating buildings, transport fuel used by owned or directly leased vehicles and ‘fugitive emissions’10. Scope 2: indirect emissions from the consumption of purchased electricity i.e. from power stations, and heat generated off site i.e. district heating. Scope 3: indirect emissions from the transmission and distribution of electricity…

… of Devon. The district is divided into 25 Wards, comprising 58 parishes, and is predominantly rural. The main conurbations are Barnstaple, Braunton, Fremington, Ilfracombe and South Molton. The district is officially classified as ‘Rural 50’, with at least 50 per cent (but less than 80%) of the population living in rural settlements and larger market towns. It is the second largest district

… authority area in Devon, covering an area of 1,106 km2 (427 square miles). It is bordered by the largely rural districts of Torridge, Mid Devon and West Somerset, and the coast to the north. Most of the land in North Devon is classified as green space, covering 95% (1035 km2) of its total area, and is designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The coastline, historic towns, nature reserves…

… of 93,667, showing a 2.7% increase in the North Devon population over that 7-year period. Between 2018 and 2033 North Devon’s population is set to grow by 7% to an estimated 103,400. It may be useful to understand the carbon dioxide emissions from the district in the context of the other local authorities across Devon. The graphic below highlights the differences between carbon emissions from…

… rural district compared to urban locations. City areas have lower transport emissions as residents tend to be in closer proximity to amenities and therefore can walk, cycle and use public transport for a higher proportion of journeys than those in rural areas. Urban areas tend to be on the gas grid whereas dwellings in rural areas are more likely to rely on oil, and gas is a lower carbon fuel…


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