Plans to make Nottingham the UK’s first carbon-neutral city by 2028 have taken another step forward after the City Council unveiled new guidance on how best to remove carbon from the property development process.
The council’s Informal Planning Policy Guidance will support residential and commercial developers in the drive to reduce carbon emissions from new buildings.
The document promotes a range of measures developers can employ to reduce carbon in their proposals relating to energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainable design and construction.
The National Planning Policy Framework currently gives local authorities few powers to insist that environmental considerations are included within the design and build process.
But with the introduction of the new guidance, all future planning applications in Nottingham of ten or
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