Renewable & Low Carbon Study
International, European and national policy commit the UK to reducing its impact on climate change and increasing the supply of energy from renewable and low carbon sources. These commitments are reflected in emerging regional policy and need to be translated into local policy and action.
Planning has a significant role to play in achieving these commitments, by: Understanding the local feasibility and potential for renewable and low-carbon technologies; identifying suitable areas for renewable and low-carbon energy sources and supporting infrastructure; setting standards for new development.
This study informs the Local Development Framework by making recommendations for planning policy to reduce the impact of development in Bassetlaw on climate change. It also considers other mechanisms which the Council can use to promote energy efficiency and a decentralised renewable and low carbon energy supply in the District.