SPC logo
CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION AND FUEL POVERTY ALLEVIATION STRATEGY

1. INTRODUCTION

  1. The following paper is based on The September 2007 Energy Measures Report for Parish Councils issued by Government in accordance with the duty on parish councils in The Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Act 2007 to have regard to the Report.  Sedlescombe Parish Council adopted this Policy at its Meeting on 8 January 2008 (C07/08.83.1)

2. KEEPING OUR OWN HOUSE IN ORDER

  1. In accordance with the Duty imposed on parish councils by Section 3(2) of the Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Act 2006, Sedlescombe Parish Council will, in exercising its functions, have regard to the most recently published Energy Measures Report.

  2. The Parish Council will minimise its use of energy wherever possible. 

3. EDUCATION

  1. The Parish Council will make available to householders any energy-saving advice it receives.

  2. The Parish Council will provide information, where available, on appropriate goods or services to help reduce the use of energy.

  3. The Parish Council will promote efficiency in the use, by persons in the Sedlescombe parish area, of electricity, heat, gas, fuel and other descriptions or sources of energy.

  4. The Parish Council will attempt to motivate the wider community to reduce the amounts of energy, or sources of energy, used by persons in the Sedlescombe parish area.

4. PLANNING

  1. The Parish Council will support the location of development that is accessible to public transport.

  2. The Parish Council will support the use of sustainable energy options whenever new build, refurbishment, conversion or extension work requires approval.

5. PARTNERSHIP WORKING

  1. Whenever the opportunity presents itself, the Parish Council will work in partnership with other bodies regarding the duty imposed by this Act.

  2. The Parish Council will support principal authorities in any action that is ambitious in addressing climate change.

6. TRAVEL

  1. The Parish Council will support sustainable travel modes.

  2. The Parish Council will encourage the School to maintain a School Travel Plan.

7. ADAPTING TO CLIMATE CHANGE

  1. The Parish Council will consider ways of adapting to inevitable climate change and will consider how climate change might affect the services that the Parish and Principal Authorities provide.

January 2008