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Cheltenham Borough Council

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… to meet our climate obligations also means developing climate resilience, which will include: • Mitigating flood risk • Considering adaptations that reduce vulnerability to climate change impacts • Developing a more tightly-knit community • Planning for more green and natural space for both people and wildlife. This presents a great opportunity and necessity for the CEAP to set out…

…, we have already started to feel the impacts of climate change. Increased flooding in the area has posed a risk to transport infrastructure, damaging our roads and causing disruption. An increase in impermeable surfaces such as concrete and tarmac, and a reduction in natural flood mitigation, for example due to land drainage schemes, has resulted in flash flooding which can impact health…

… ecosystems and lifeforms can adapt. We have already witnessed evidence of the climate emergency happening right now, with an increase in the prevalence of floods, droughts and fires around the world, including devastating climate events across the UK this year too. It is likely that these events will get more frequent and fierce if carbon emissions continue unchecked. Preventing this requires urgent…

… Strategy. This will set a new ‘Cheltenham Standard’ for developers and aid our planners in their decision making. The SPD may include the necessity to develop using Natural Flood Management (NFM) techniques, the requirement to achieve Biodiversity Net Gain, installing sustainable energy solutions, driving adoption of the ‘Building with Nature’ benchmark and the use of Passivhaus standards. 3…


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