This guide has been prepared by Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE).

Why do I need to read this guide?

This guide will help you find out how neighbourhood plans can address climate issues and improve the local environment. It includes useful tips and examples for those interested in community energy projects, green infrastructure, transport and more.

What will I learn from this guide?

  • You will understand the scope neighbourhood plan policy has to improve the environment and local energy provision
  • You will learn about what green infrastructure is and how it can help mitigate the effects of new development
  • You will learn about carbon free and active transportation and how a neighbourhood plan may enable it

When should I read this guide?

You should read this guide before you start to think about the focus of your neighbourhood plan, as the earlier you understand the issues the better able you will to understand how to integrate a focus on sustainability into your plan.

Further reading

You may also want to read the Locality guides to local green space and transportation. Like sustainability, both are issues which can have a great level of impact on your community.

Low-carbon neighbourhood planning: how to create happier, healthier, greener communities (2.4MB pdf)