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Theme 1

A Thriving Low Carbon Environment

OBJECTIVE

To ensure that all new development in Moreton in Marsh is designed to

  • deliver buildings, green spaces and infrastructure that can cope with our changing climate

  • create minimal additional carbon emissions

  • maximise opportunities to generate clean, affordable energy for the community.

OBJECTIVES

To ensure that all new development in Moreton-in-Marsh is designed to:

  • deliver buildings, green spaces and infrastructure that can cope with our changing climate

  • create minimal additional carbon emissions

  • maximise opportunities to generate clean, affordable energy for the community.

ACTIVITIES

PAST

FUTURE

 

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PROBLEMS

Here is a summary of what this theme is aiming to address:

  • The climate is changing causing more extreme weather - hotter periods, stronger winds, as well as periods of flooding

  • This is caused by increasing greenhouse gases (such as carbon dioxide and methane) being pumped into the atmosphere. How can we reduce the levels?

  • We are already seeing the affects here in Moreton-in-Marsh, but our town is growing in size and population and so potentially adding to the problem. Particular local concerns include:

    • Flooding in parts of the town

    • Keeping homes at a level temperature (not too hot, not too cold) without major running costs

    • Noise and air pollution from traffic coming through the town

IDEAS

Here are the main ideas that have been suggested at the consultation events:

  • Developers should build houses which:

    • have solar panels and are better insulated

    • have charging points for cars

    • are more resilient to extreme weather

  • Developments should:

    • deliver a net gain in biodiversity

    • reduce flooding potential

  • Businesses should:

    • stop using non-recyclable plastic

    • have more local suppliers

  • We should:

    • grow more of our own food

    • switch off appliances, heating and lighting when not needed

    • create a community owned renewable energy scheme

  • Our local council should:

    • protect important green spaces

  • Schools should:

    • include climate change and what we can do about it in the National Curriculum

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