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Housing Provision and Climate Change

The Borough Council sought views on issues regarding how we plan to meet Erewash’s housing requirements and also how we can plan positively to reduce the impacts of climate change at a local level.

Previous consultation on spatial planning issues affecting Erewash and Greater Nottingham took place back in February 2010. Draft proposals to address these were set out within the Aligned Core Strategy ‘Option for Consultation’.

Since then, the Coalition Government’s intention to abolish Regional Strategies has seen the Borough Council, along with other authorities in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, review the evidence which informed housing provision figures within the ‘Option for Consultation’ document.

Through this, the Borough Council has also been able to fully consider the Government’s latest Household Projections. These were released in November 2010 and are a key part of the overall evidence base for future housing provision numbers.

The review of evidence has led to Erewash Borough Council, alongside Broxtowe, Gedling and Nottingham City councils, to decide that housing figures set out in the ‘Option for Consultation’ continue to broadly be the appropriate ones to plan for. The councils have therefore collectively published a ‘Housing Provision Position Paper’ to present the review of the Government’s Household Projections and to set out the thinking on housing provision.

A link to this paper and also a non-technical summary of its main findings can both be found at the bottom of this page.

Alongside publishing the Housing Provision Position Paper, the councils are also consulting on an amended policy on Climate Change as a result of the high level of interest the draft policy attracted in the ‘Option for Consultation’. The draft Climate Change policy is also available to view from a link at the bottom of the page.

There is now an opportunity to comment on the Housing Paper and take part in the consultation for the Climate Change policy. The Borough Council is particularly keen to hear views on the suitability of its proposed housing requirements to 2028. Stakeholders’ views are also being sought on the approach taken by Council in how it plans to reduce the level of carbon emissions in new developments through an amended climate change policy.

Consultation commenced on Monday 25th July and finished on 19th September 2011.

The Housing Paper and Climate Change policy has also been made available to view at a range of locations around the Borough.

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