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Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

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…; and • Days on which the temperature exceeds 25°C will double. 1.4 Similarly, UKCIP predicts that Blackburn with Darwen is likely to experience: • Wetter, warmer winters, leading to increased flood risk; • Hotter, drier summers, leading to water scarcity and drought; and • More frequent extreme weather events, such as heat waves, gales, storms and intense rainfall. What are the risks…

…. 17 Adaptation Actions Reasoning Existing or proposed action? Responsible department Partners Delivered by Can be delivered within existing budgets? If not, provide details Managing flood risks 1. Implement the new duties required of this council as Lead Local Flood Authority under the Floods and Water Management Act 2010 as they become enacted To satisfy our…

… Yes 4. Undertake mapping of existing drainage assets To reduce the risk of flooding across the borough Proposed Drainage Ongoing Yes 5. Set up a council wide flood reporting procedure To make flood risk management team aware of all reported incidents Proposed Drainage Ongoing Yes 18 6. Set up formal flood reporting procedure with outside agencies To make…

… we adapt to the risks of flooding Proposed Highways Ongoing No. Seek advice from ‘Making Space for Water’ group. Installation of tanks/storage likely to be expensive 12. Maintain flood contingency planning by To ensure we are equipped to deal with Existing Drainage Ongoing Yes 20 training, exercising and reviewing plans regularly for flood risk flooding events 13…

…. Complete Strategic Flood Risk Assessment Stage 2 to identify more specific locations at risk of flooding in the borough To ensure we are aware of the areas at highest risk of flooding events Existing Planning Capita/Enviro nment Agency Ongoing Yes 14. Put in place plans to enhance the quantity, quality and accessibility of green space/green infrastructure in all new developments…

City of York Council

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… https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/electric-vehicle-charging-device-grant-scheme-statistics-april-2021 https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/electric-vehicle-charging-device-grant-scheme-statistics-april-2021 Page | 21 Majority of our network benefits from flood defences and remains open in river flood events, but some road closures are experienced…

… experiencing. Globally, the past five years have been the hottest on record since 1850. In the UK, we will experience warmer, wetter winters and hotter, drier summers5. Extreme weather events are also predicted to increase. In our recent history, York has experience of extreme weather events, with flooding being a particular issue. That is why the city’s Local Flood Risk Management Strategy6 sets…

…://www.metoffice.gov.uk/binaries/content/assets/metofficegovuk/pdf/research/ukcp/ukcp-headline- findings-v2.pdf 6 https://www.york.gov.uk/downloads/file/281/local-flood-risk-management-strategy https://www.ipcc.ch/sr15/ https://www.york.gov.uk/downloads/file/699/climate-change-framework#:~:text=The%20Climate%20Change%20Framework%20for,part%20in%20tackling%20climate%20change…

…/metofficegovuk/pdf/research/ukcp/ukcp-headline-findings-v2.pdf https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/binaries/content/assets/metofficegovuk/pdf/research/ukcp/ukcp-headline-findings-v2.pdf https://www.york.gov.uk/downloads/file/281/local-flood-risk-management-strategy Page | 8 from the city’s public, private, community, faith, education and academic sectors to deliver our…

… and outlying villages can become cut-off Expanded protection from river flood events and intense storm events. 30% of the York taxi fleet has switched to low emission alternatives (petrol hybrid, plug-in hybrid or electric). Aspire to an ultra-low emission taxi fleet and provide continual emission reduction from licensed vehicles. Waste Waste management represents 2.7% of York’s total…

Aberdeen City Council

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Risk Management Plan aims to address flood risk in the city, as part of a wider approach to managing flood risk in the region. • The Aberdeen Strategic Development Plan sets priorities for water efficiency and flood management. The Aberdeen Local Development Plan addresses flood risk and coastal threat. Embedding adaptation into revised and emerging city documents will help with work…

….8 Increased risk of flooding Flooding has already had devastating impacts on many people living in Aberdeen. Climate change likely to alter rainfall patterns. More heavy downpours will bring rising rivers, place drainage systems under pressure, increasing flood risk in the future. This could affect properties and infrastructure – with serious consequences for people, heritage and businesses…

… will affect soils over time; and these changes may not be fully recognised until they become an issue, reducing soil function, increasing flood risk and causing erosion. Aberdeen Adapts Climate Adaptation Framework Aberdeen Adapts Approach Key overarching principles underpin the Aberdeen Adapts Framework and support adaptation for the city. About the Framework…

… greenspaces such as parks and gardens. Planting trees and vegetation for shade and shelter. Space for water to ebb and flow through deculverting, wetlands and flood alleviation areas. Action 3.1 Support measures to implement the North East Flood Risk Management Plan and identify city opportunities for natural flood management. Action 3.2 Expand the use of blue- green…

… Wetland project and green roofs on city buildings. From the North East Flood Risk Management Plan to the integration of adaptation into city planning policy, as well as Local Transport, Open Space and Nature Conservation Strategies. By learning from these measures, Aberdeen is well placed to develop the adaptation solutions that can make sure local people, places and businesses are climate ready…

Derbyshire County Council

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…. In addition to these events, the Climate Change Risk Assessment process identified flooding as the climatic variable posing the most significant threat to Council services within the 2020s time slice (2010-2039). Much of the work within this Action Plan relating to flood risk is driven by the Flood Water Management Act 2010. As the Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) within Derbyshire, the County…

… Ongoing Officer time Lead: Highway Asset/Flood Risk Management Produce Derbyshire’s Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment, in accordance with European Directives. High May 2011 Officer time Completed Lead: Highway Asset/Flood Risk Management In line with the requirements of the Flood and Water Management Act, Develop a Local Flood Risk Management High Dec 2013 Officer time…

… studies to improve knowledge of vulnerabilities across Derbyshire Commission detailed modelling (in partnership with the Environment Agency) of surface water flooding, ‘flood High June 2012 Officer time Completed Lead: Highway Asset/Flood Risk Management Others: Environment Agency, Emergency hotspots’ within Derbyshire Planning; SFB Map historical flood events

… (river flooding) / Damp and / or water logged soils Pluvial flooding (flash floods from rainfall) and fluvial flooding leading to soil erosion of cover systems (contaminant specific) Contaminants are mobilised resulting in risk to human health and environment Contaminated Land High High Flooding of residential properties Displaced people Emergency Planning, Adult Care High…

… Very High Contamination of residences and need for increased waste collection after event Emergency Planning Medium High Pluvial flooding (flash floods from rainfall) Industrial technical failure e.g. substation / sewerage pumping station Emergency Planning Medium High Structural damage to roads and flood defences e.g. Erosion / landslides Emergency Planning, Highways…

Angus Council

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… Arbroath Flood Protection Scheme, a national priority under the Flood Risk Management Strategy. In addition to this the council has also engaged in Partnership work in the Cairngorms National Park Authority that has delivered natural flood management projects, large scale riparian tree planting schemes and peatland restoration. Angus has also demonstrated progress in promoting active, healthier…

…. Available here. Natural Flood Management Man-made flood defences are essential in helping to tackle flooding. However, increasingly more focus is being placed on natural flood management techniques as a low-cost, sustainable and effective way of helping to manage flood risk. Woodland expansion and peatland restoration are two excellent, low maintenance solutions to flood management. Both…

… including the multimillion-pound Arbroath flood protection scheme, scheduled for completion in 2022. Together with the Cairngorms National Park Authority, Angus continues to investigate and deliver landscape scale approaches to natural flood management including woodland expansion and peatland restoration (see actions L.12 and L.13). During the development of the SECAP a Risk and Vulnerabilities…

… trees and peatland increase water infiltration into the soil, slowing the flow of water and helping to reduce flood risks downstream. Studies have shown that targeted tree planting in upper catchment areas can reduce peak flood flows by up to 40%35A. In addition to flood management, woodlands and peatlands are also excellent carbon sinks, absorbing significant amounts of carbon dioxide…

… networks, and potentially impact the delivery of essential services to communities. Angus Council recognises the impact of climate change on the lives of communities and has already made significant strides in helping the region adapt, including the production of two Local Climate Impact Profiles36. Over the past several years, significant investments have been made into flood protection schemes…

Somerset County Council

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… to the projected impacts of Climate Change such as increased flood risk and overheating and more frequent extreme weather events. 46% TRANSPORT 24% DOMESTIC 4% AGRICULTURE 25% INDUSTRY 0.5% LAND USE, LAND-CHANGE & FORESTRYY PAGE 12TOWARDS A CLIMATE RESILIENT SOMERSET PAGE 11 Industry and commercial 25% In 2018, emissions from the industry and commercial sector made up 25% of the annual…

… and land use (4.7%). So why do we need to act? Urgent action is needed now. If we do not act decisively, the impacts of Climate Change across Somerset will be considerable. Our coastal communities and the Somerset Levels are at high risk from coastal flooding as sea level rises. Sedgemoor is named the 3rd most vulnerable area in the UK in a recent Government report. Significant sea level rise…

… impacts of Climate Change Our Farming & Food - what, where and how we produce our food and crops, vital to the rural economy of Somerset Our Water resources - how they are managed to minimise the impacts of flooding and drought on our residents, buildings and landscapes The management of our Waste & Resources - how we handle and treat our waste How we Communicate…

… and extreme weather events will result in flooding, damage to properties, the destruction of transport infrastructure and interruption to power and communications networks. Heatwaves and droughts bring water shortages and will reduce our water quality, posing significant human health risks to the vulnerable, impacting on agricultural productivity, causing damage to soils, reducing biodiversity…

… and Supply Chains Our Natural Environment - how we can protect it and utilise it to reduce the harmful impacts of Climate Change Our Farming & Food - what, where and how we produce our food and crops, vital to the rural economy of Somerset Our Water resources - how they are managed to minimise the impacts of flooding and drought on our residents, buildings and landscapes…

Cardiff Council

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… that protects the biosphere and underpins the health and wellbeing of everyone. We will ensure that the replacement LDP addresses the protection of biodiversity and the green and blue infrastructure that supports the natural environment . We will look to create both stock and opportunity maps for carbon sequestration , water quality, natural flood management, air quality, urban heat islands, and noise…

…, and how we protect ourselves against drought and flooding are crucial parts of our aims to build climate resilience and the strategy outlines a series of current and future responses to this challenge. We need to look closely at how we move around the city and at the infrastructure required to minimise the impact of vehicle emissions and air quality. Our plans are to replace as many single user…

…, that could also boost the local food economy. How we source, use and manage water, and how we protect ourselves against drought and flooding are crucial parts of our aims to build climate resilience and the strategy outlines a series of current and future responses to this challenge. We need to look closely at how we move around the city and at the infrastructure required to minimise the impact…

Orkney Islands Council

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… of the revised coastal flood warning system for Orkney. This SEPA system has been live since September 2018. The coastal flood warning system drives public alerts and warnings and operational discussions between OIC and SEPA at times of heightened flood risk. The Kirkwall Harbour Flood Protection Scheme and associated works were completed in 2018. Operation of the scheme is triggered when threshold values…

…://www.orkney.gov.uk/Service- Directory/F/local-flood-risk- t l ht 2016-2022 Flood Risk Management Strategies, led by SEPA were published in December 2015. Th 14 L l Pl Di t i t (LPD) i https://www.orkney.gov.uk/Council/C /Carbon-Management- Programme.htm 2016-2026 https://www.orkney.gov.uk/Council/C /Carbon-Management- Programme.htm 2016-2026 https://www.orkney.gov.uk/Council/C /Carbon-Management…

…- and-recycling.htm 2003-2020 N/A N/A N/A http://www.orkney.gov.uk/Service- Directory/O/Orkney-Local- Development-Plan.htm 2017-2022 The Orkney Local Development Plan was adopted in April 2017. Public Sector Climate Change Duties 2019 Summary Report: Orkney Council 6 http://www.orkney.gov.uk/Service-Directory/F/local-flood-risk-management-plan.htm https…

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… are reached for Kirkwall in the coastal flood warning system. In December 2019 the preferred scheme from the St Margaret’s Hope Flood Protection Study Options Report was put forward for prioritisation for Scottish Government funding. Flood Protection Studies for Whitehall, St Mary’s, Hoy (Walls Causeway) and Pierowall are all scheduled for completion before the end of 2022. Kirkwall Surface Water…

East Riding of Yorkshire Council

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… to that, and  There has been an increase in the annual rainfall in the UK. 1.7 These findings suggest that in the UK:  Hot summers will become more common.  Winters will become wetter.  Extremes of temperature and rainfall will occur.  Coastal flood risk will increase due to rising sea levels. These predictions are dependent on the amount of greenhouse gases emitted and will therefore…

…, the Local Plan has a set of objectives with the first being to, “Contribute to reducing emissions which cause climate change and ensure that the local impact of climate change, including rising sea levels, increased rates of coastal erosion and more frequent flooding events, are minimised, managed and adapted to”. 3.22 The objectives of the Local Plan are met through planning policies…

… and would lead to increased costs for developers which they would need to pass on to buyers. Local Flood Risk Management Strategy and Flood Risk Management Plans 3.27 The East Riding Local Flood Risk Management Strategy is a statutory document that sets out how the Council and its partners intend to manage the risk of flooding up to 2027 and beyond. With the predicted increase in winter…

… is the Lead Local Flood Authority and working with partners such as the Environment Agency, Yorkshire Water and Internal Drainage Boards has developed a Flood Risk Management Plan with climate change at the forefront. The partnerships work together on building large flood alleviation schemes to accommodate severe weather events based on changing climate change predictions. 3.31 National…

… alleviation schemes to deal with severe weather events and has a county wide Local Flood Risk Strategy, local communities need to build their own resilience and have local flood plans as it is not possible to stop all sources of flooding. 3.59 The Local Transport plan clearly sets out the Council’s ambitions to reduce carbon emissions from cars and vehicles across the county but due to its…

The Moray Council

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…/publication/scottish-climate-change-adap- tation-programme-an-independent-assessme • Increased risk of flooding Climate change is likely to alter rainfall patterns and bring more heavy downpours, causing more flooding in the future. Moray has suffered serious river flooding in recent years which caused serious problems for people, businesses, communities and our • Rising sea levels Coastal…

… habitats can help to protect us from rising sea levels, storm surges and associated flooding events. Moray contains many towns and villages and coastal flooding continues to have a negative impact in some of these communities Details of recent past changes in climate and projected changes in climate for Moray over the next 100 years are shown below. The main changes of importance to Moray…

… are predicted to increase in magnitude under all forecast scenarios and this will affect Moray. The Council has already been active in responding to this task with over ¬£200 million invested in flood protection measures, however we recognise that more needs to be done. Our response to this evolving challenge is the introduction of this Climate Change Strategy which, together with our Local Development…

… years. • Increase in sea levels – Moray includes coastal towns and villages. Coastal flooding continues to have a negative impact in some of these communities. • Pollution from burning fossil fuels (coal, oil, gas) is a contributory factor for asthma and other respiratory diseases – based on the 2011 census, Moray has a population of 93,295 and the council and other public bodies have…

… dioxide produced by the use of fossil fuels. Carbon dioxide, together with other greenhouse gases such as methane and nitrous oxide, stop heat escaping from the Earth into space. An increased greenhouse effect can lead to global warming and climate change. Relevant impacts of climate change for Moray include: • Changes in rainfall patterns – Moray has suffered serious flooding in recent…

Staffordshire County Council

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… months between September 2019 – September 2020 the Council completed 70 formal flood investigations (an investigation being generally where 5 or more properties flooded internally). The previous f ive years no more than 5 investigations were required in this period. Each year the Council monitors its carbon emissions. Buildings, waste and transport are the highest emitters and reducing…

… emissions - Reduce our overall carbon impact - Increase utilisation of renewable energy Air Quality Improve the health of individuals through improved air quality - Increase sustainable travel - Reduce travel by fossil fuel vehicles - Improve infrastructure for more sustainable travel Natural Environment - Flood prevention/mitigation - Adapt to climate change - Carbon sequestration Behaviour…

… will enhance the quality of life and well-being for our residents and provide a sustainable economy for businesses. Staffordshire’s climate change risks For Staffordshire, climate change is likely to mean warmer wetter winters and hotter drier summers with more extreme weather events such as greater flooding and heatwaves. These changes are already being experienced, for example, in just 12…

Adur District Council

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…) Shoreham Adur Tidal Walls Scheme New Monks Farm Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Consultations about the River Adur and/or coastal flooding On the West Sussex County Council website: West Sussex Local Flood Risk Management Strategy - on the WSCC website…

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… Home Residents Planning Policy Joint Adur and Worthing Planning Policy Adur and Worthing background studies and information Flood risk (Adur and Worthing…

…) Flood risk (Adur and Worthing) This information applies to both Adur and Worthing. Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA…

… Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) Policy for the Management of Surface Water and Culvert Policy - on the WSCC website See also: Landowner, householder or business flooding responsibilities (riparian ownership issues) Back to: Adur background studies…

Isles of Scilly

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…. The plan sets out the latest flood risk modelling, identifying the flood risks posed to the islands, how we manage these flood risks and how we respond to flood events should they 21 happen. Over the years, the Council has undertaken flood defence improvement works to reduce the risk of coastal flooding in Hugh Town protecting critical infrastructure or as a result of a significant storm event…

… which resulted in major damage. As a response to the flood risk modelling set out in the local flood risk strategy, the Council sought and successfully secured funding from the European Regional Development Fund and the Environment Agency to fund the Climate Adaptation Scilly project which was launched in March 2021. The project will see flood defence improvement works on St Marys…

… of the SMP are: • To reduce the threat of flooding and coastal erosion to people and their property • To deliver the greatest environmental, social and economic benefit, consistent with the Government’s sustainable development principles To support the Shoreline Management Plan, the Council prepared a Local Flood Risk Management Strategy in 2017, which is currently being reviewed and updated…

… to prepare for and respond to the impacts of climate change 2. We will work with the Environment Agency and local stakeholders to refresh the Isles of Scilly Shoreline Management Plan ready for the next 100 years 3. We will update our Local Flood Risk Management Plan with the latest flood risk modelling data from the Environment Agency 4. We will work with stakeholders to maintain our flood risk asset…

… register, undertaking annual inspections and identifying any assets at risk of failure 5. We will seek external funding to maintain and install new flood defence assets, both natural and manmade, enhancing nature recovery where possible 6. We will promote and encourage the adoption of practical flood risk measures for home and business owners at risk of flooding 7. We will deliver the ERDF…

Wyre Council

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… training to our staff to educate them on the basics of climate change and what they can do in their roles to make a difference. Within the community, we have invested in nature-based solutions to prevent local flooding in St Michael’s on Wyre and Churchtown, and work is well underway on a £40m Wyre Beach Management Scheme to protect thousands of homes from coastal flooding. I am hopeful…

… to the planet overheating. 10 Impacts of climate change If we don’t stop polluting, many things we depend upon are at risk: - As our atmosphere gets hotter, our usual weather patterns see big differences including; more frequent, intense and unavoidable extreme weather events, such as heatwaves, droughts, heavy rainfall and flash flooding. - Our sea levels are rising…

… and more flooding. As a borough defined by the River Wyre, some of our communities including St Michael’s on Wyre and Churchtown are already frequently affected by flooding, which is likely to worsen with climate change. Other low-lying areas and those with paved impermeable surfaces and fewer trees or vegetation to intercept rainfall, will also be affected by surface water flooding, where…

… of sea level rise1. Figure 2: Potential sea level rise related to degrees of global warming in Wyre, not including current coastal defences5. “Rainfall patterns are changing, causing more frequent flooding, and while we continue to protect and prepare coastal communities from rising sea levels, it is inevitable that at some point some of our…

…, actively preventing climate change. They also offer crucial natural protection to shield us against extreme heat, rainfall and rising sea levels. We regard these habitats as our valuable blue and green infrastructure that we must enhance and maintain through a range of natural flood management, tree planting, peat restoration and other schemes. Not only does this avoid costly large…

London Borough of Hillingdon

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… to make properties more resilient to increasing flood risk; • make space for water storage by identifying strategic locations that are required for current and future flood risk management, and safeguard this land via Local Plans; • adopt a Catchment Based Approach to ensure recognition of catchment wide flood issues to justify the collection and use of S106 funding to investigate and develop…

…, such as the Green Grid concept with small wetlands, ponds, ditches, swales and woodlands to improve flood risk management. These also bring other benefits such as increased biodiversity, improved water quality, amenity and access to watercourses. There are clear integration opportunities with green infrastructure for flood management. Green infrastructure further supports reduction in excess heat…

… of growth 31 4. Strategic Infrastructure Baseline and Needs 33 4.1. Introduction 33 4.2. Transport 35 4.3. Energy 76 4.4. Water 94 4.5. Flood management 105 4.6. Green-Blue Infrastructure 119 4.7. Digital 133 4.8. Higher education and health provision 151 5. Infrastructure Need Categorisation 159 5.1. Introduction 159 5.2. Infrastructure categorisation factors 159 5.3. Strategic…

… West London is expecting significant growth, which will require infrastructure to support this growth whilst the climate change context brings new expectations for how this growth is supported – to protect against urban heat, flooding risk and drought and support Net Zero delivery. West London’s population is projected to increase by 343,800 people to 2040, at a similar growth rate to London…

… supply and the mitigation of flood risk are also of particular importance to West London. Investment in green infrastructure is a key component in West London’s place making agenda and innovative use of new digital infrastructure will need to be planned in a manner which is integrated with other forms of infrastructure intervention (e.g. transport). Recommendation 1: The WLA and West London…

East Devon District Council

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…. Maintain and deliver flood and coastal defence schemes. This includes: • Beach Management Plans and coastal defences • Sustainable drainage systems • Flood defence measures • Property level resilience • Natural flood management • Partnership working and collaboration with other risk management authorities • Influence spatial planning to implement the principles of the Strategy…

… 2020 JG Develop a methodology to assist Service managers to assess the impact of climate change on their Service. Identify where natural flood management approaches can be used to increase carbon sequestration and deliver improved catchment management. Identify opportunities for carbon sequestration and adaption in coastal areas where management of natural processes can aid flood defence

… and reduce coastal erosion. December 2020 JG Develop an approach that provides for carbon offsetting and carbon sinks. https://new.devon.gov.uk/floodriskmanagement/local-flood-risk-management-strategy/action-plan/ EDDC CLIMATE CHANGE ACTION PLAN 2020 – 2040 (Ten Point Plan v7) ADAPTATION Objective 10 EDDC will consider the effects of climate change on policy…

… of existing buildings (public and private sector); (4) protecting and enhancing the natural environment; (5) water supply and flood protection; (6) transport and travel; (7) purchasing and consumption; (8) community resilience; (9) education, communication and influencing behaviour. We need to be brave and bold if we are genuinely committed to reducing our carbon footprint, and ensuring residents…

… on the Council Ensuring that planting in open spaces owned or managed by the Council is drought resistant and requires less watering. March 2021 AH Adopt a fresh planting regime that has regard to climate change implications. Objective 9 EDDC will continue to manage the risk of coastal and fluvial flooding in East Devon in collaboration with partners and work to improve flood resilience

Buckinghamshire Council

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… in helping Buckinghamshire mitigate and adapt to a changing climate and air pollution. Actions taken so far include: installing solar photovoltaic systems, energy efficiency measures and electric vehicle charging points, flood risk management projects, and new walking and cycling routes. In addition, our Air Quality Action Plans detail measures to improve local air quality in areas where…

…. They address: emission reductions from sources such as buildings and waste; air pollutant sequestration, absorption, or screening; and managing flood risk. The ‘Governance’ section sets out how we manage the strategy to ensure continual improvement – taking advantage of future developments as they arise to improve delivery. Tackling climate change and poor air quality presents significant opportunities…

… related to home working. Adaptation Adapting to climate change and poor air quality means putting in place measures to minimise or overcome the impacts now and in the future. Specific examples of climate change adaptation measures can include: installing better flood defences or storing rainwater to overcome periods of little or no rainfall in the summer. Many adaptation measures also help…

… – thereby preventing flooding. Trees, and green roofs and walls, also cool the air – this helps reduce the amount of energy required for cooling buildings thereby saving the emissions associated with producing the energy. Green roofs and walls also act as an additional layer of insulation on a building and this helps reduce the amount of energy required to heat or cool it. There are ancillary benefits…

Dundee City Council

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… the loop on drinks bottles, this along with the successful take Pride in Your City campaign, have resulted in, mostly, litter free streets and parks across Dundee. Taking a path on the segregated cycle network to the award winning Broughty Ferry beach, lyme grass is abundant on the carefully maintained sand dunes, which provide a natural flood defence as well as protecting habitats for the many…

… birds, bees and butterflies that are frequently spotted. Further along the coast, the set back wall protects communities from flooding events on the Tay River. Wildlife corridors threading across the city are conserved through public and community partnerships; facilitating diverse flora and fauna, the resilience of the ecosystem as well as aiding surface water management, local air quality…

… adapting to the ever changing climate. The changing climate is becoming more apparent. Snow and ice were less frequent over the winter months, but rainy days were all too common! Recent severe storms, with record levels of rain and high wind speeds tested flood defences. Robust Community Resilience Plans ensure communities are supported with essential supplies delivered and health services…

… in the future and the impacts we see today may occur more frequently with higher average temperatures, increased flooding and more extreme, unpredictable weather patterns. The consequences will be more serious, compounding many of the other long-term challenges we face – rising energy prices, resource scarcity, ageing population, and social and economic inequalities. We therefore need to plan…

… likely to respond better to the challenges of climate change, but are able to build on their assets and capabilities to help transform and adapt their surroundings for the benefit of the whole community, including those most vulnerable. For example, creating a green space in a neighbourhood may provide food growing opportunities and improve flood attenuation as well as creating a place…

East Lothian Council

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… is advancing is Musselburgh Flood Protection Scheme; we are currently progressing Stage 4 of the Scheme (Outline Design); • The Council’s Design Standards for New Housing Areas Supplementary Planning Guidance was adopted in June 2020. This document aims to improve housing design across the area, making more attractive, sustainable places for living, and includes climate change mitigation…

… 6.2e with action 6.2b on natural flood management; • Revisions to the 2020 target dates of the following actions due to COVID related impacts: 1.1b, 1.5a, 1.6b, 1.7b, 3.3a, 6.1m, 7.4a, 7.4b, 7.4c, 7.4g. 3.20 Work is commencing to develop a proposal for an East Lothian Climate Forest, which would be delivered by an East Lothian Climate Forest Partnership with links to our communities…

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