With Cornwall Council declaring a Climate Emergency (*) on 22nd January, and Falmouth and Penryn Councils subsequently following their lead in this, the conference at Tremough Campus on Saturday March 9th should prove very useful for those working on their local Neighbourhood Development plans.
Several excellent local speakers will be featured along with a ’round table’ discussion on how Cornwall Council is supporting climate strategies and action and development of actions for the future following their Climate Emergency Declaration.
Conference on Climate Change and Neighbourhood Planning
by Professor Richard Cochrane and others
Sat, 9 March 2019, 10:00 – 17:30 GMT
@ The Exchange, Tremough Campus, Penryn TR10 9AH
Many local councils are working on Neighbourhood Development Plans (NDPs); others have not started or have plans already adopted. Cornwall Council has declared a climate emergency, and a recent scientific report requires us all to do our part into halving our climate changing emissions by 2030. If we do this, the future in Cornwall could be much brighter for our children and grandchildren.
Parish and Town Councils have always played a crucial role in helping their local populations to adapt in changing times. Now is the time for developing and working within NDPs in ambitious ways which help increase local renewable energy and provide more local resilience in the face of external threats. Come to the conference to find out how to do this and what the Government and Cornwall Council suggest we do in NDP development to help in climate change action.
Transition Falmouth put together some useful research on Climate Change/Sustainability and NDPs in March last year, to encourage Planning Groups in our Community Network Area to work these themes into their draft plans. For anyone attending the Conference you may find our article providing a Transition perspective on Neighbourhood Development Planning helpful.