Low Carbon Neighbourhood Planning - new edition out now

15 January 2018

The new and updated edition of our popular Low Carbon Neighbourhood Planning guidebook is out now.

The guide was developed to help community groups develop a positive and ambitious neighbourhood plan, and includes a foreword by Hugh Ellis of the Town and Country Planning Association.

Click here to download it.

Neighbourhood plans are officially recognised and provide a legally robust opportunity for communities to produce positive and ambitious sustainable energy plans.

CSE's Dan Stone said "Society faces significant challenges – relating to our communities, economy, health, and environment. A neighbourhood plan that looks at our immediate neighbourhoods through a low-carbon lens offers a unique opportunity to set out a positive and ambitious vision for the future and increase your community’s resilience in the face of these challenges."

The guidebook is part of an otherall programme of support we offer to neighbourhood planning groups. For more about this work, including the type of support we offer, go to our project profile.

You can contact Dan on neighbourhoodplanning@cse.org.uk.


You can see Dan discussing low carbon neighbourhood planning with Harry Burchill of the Royal Town Planning Institute on this video by Planning Aid.


This edition of the Low Carbon Neighbourhood Planning guidebook and our work to support neighbourhood planning groups to include a strategy for energy transition in their plans, is being funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.


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