Warwick District Council net zero policy training

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25th January 2024

As part of our work alongside Bioregional to support Warwick District Council with preparing a Net Zero Carbon Development Plan Document (DPD) and a Net Zero Carbon Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), we delivered training to 30 of the Council’s officers on Wednesday 10 January 2024.

To support the achievement of national and local carbon reduction targets, the Net Zero Carbon DPD aims to minimise carbon emissions from new and existing buildings within the district. The fabric efficiency and building specification within the DPD align with the forthcoming Future Homes Standard, in particular, with the additional requirement for low or zero-carbon technologies to ensure buildings operate at new zero-regulated carbon on-site.

These policies are vital to ensure new homes and buildings are fit for the future and reduce the need for retrofitting.

To ensure the Net Zero DPD policies were rolled out effectively and efficiently, the Council believed it was essential that all of its officers were fully trained and up to speed with new policies.

Therefore, Philippa Hoy, Lead Facilitator, Bioregional, Alex McCann, Net-Zero Specialist, Bioregional, and Amy Powell, Principal Planner, Edgars, were pleased to provide this all-day training session at Warwick District Council a couple of weeks ago.

Following this positive training session, Warwick District Council has already instructed further training sessions for its councillors and developers.

We’re thrilled to be a part of Warwick District Council’s important net zero carbon journey and look forward to seeing what the next year looks like for the Council.

Net zero carbon development is a more relevant consideration in every new project. We anticipate this will become more of a requirement. Get in touch with us on 01865 731700 or email enquiries@edgarslimited.co.uk if we can help to deliver a decarbonisation project, renewable energy proposal or policy formation. We are happy to demonstrate our expertise and learnings in this field and help you deliver a more sustainable future.

You might also be interested in reading: Local authorities leading the way on net zero carbon develpoment

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