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1 Addressing weather and climate risks through neighbourhood planning. Presenter name here Meeting name goes here Date here

2 Contact details Presenter name here Addressing weather and climate risks through neighbourhood planning

3 Presentation contents Part 1 What impact will climate change have on the weather? How can climate change and weather affect your community? Part 2 What can you do to prepare your community? Part 3 How can neighbourhood planning help? Case studies Addressing weather and climate risks through neighbourhood planning

4 Learning objectives Help you to understand: the impact that weather and climate change could have on a community the most likely impacts in your area the range of actions communities can take to respond to risks the opportunities to take these action through neighbourhood plans Addressing weather and climate risks through neighbourhood planning

5 Climate change Addressing weather and climate risks through neighbourhood planning The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change confirms that warming of the Earths climate resulting from human activity is indisputable Implications for sea level rise… Sea level has risen by about 20cm Implications for extreme weather… Changes in extreme weather since 1950 Increase in the frequency of heat waves Increase in frequency of heavy precipitation events Future climate… Continued warming of the climate, even if carbon emissions stop Continued sea level rise More heat waves, wet areas becoming wetter, dry areas drier

6 What impact will climate change have on the weather? Addressing weather and climate risks through neighbourhood planning Mark Waugh / Alamy Jeffrey Blackler / Alamy Gary Telford / Alamy

7 What are the possible impacts? Climate change and extreme weather can have serious impacts on a community: Flooding and coastal erosion Pollution Possible impacts Subsidence Drought Hot days and nights Water restrictions Addressing weather and climate risks through neighbourhood planning PSL Images / Alamy M. Brodie / Alamy

8 The benefits of taking action to address these impacts? Addressing weather and climate risks through neighbourhood planning Peter D Noyce / AlamyKrys Bailey / Alamy

9 What does this mean for where you live? Addressing weather and climate risks through neighbourhood planning Current risks? Future risks?

10 Question 1: What impact could weather and climate change could have on your community? Has your community suffer from flooding, water use restrictions, overheating or subsidence in the past? What problems do they cause for the community? Which risks have the biggest impact? Could these risks get worse in the future? (due to climate change, according to Local Plan evidence base) Could there be new risks in the future? (due to climate change, according to Local Plan evidence base) Addressing weather and climate risks through neighbourhood planning

11 Avoiding flood risk Addressing weather and climate risks through neighbourhood planning

12 Flood resistance, resilience and recovery actions Addressing weather and climate risks through neighbourhood planning

13 Actions to address limited water availability Addressing weather and climate risks through neighbourhood planning

14 Actions to address limited water availability Addressing weather and climate risks through neighbourhood planning

15 Actions to address heat waves Addressing weather and climate risks through neighbourhood planning

16 Actions to address heat waves Addressing weather and climate risks through neighbourhood planning Libby Welch / Alamy

17 Actions to address risk of subsidence Vegetation management Surface erosion control structures Sustainable Urban Drainage Foundation design Addressing weather and climate risks through neighbourhood planning

18 Question 2: What actions would you like to take in your community to respond to weather and climate risks? What were the main risks (flooding, water use restrictions, overheating or subsidence) for your area following question 1? What actions are available to deal with these risks? Which actions do you think could work in your community / area? Consider: Are there similar activities already underway in your area? E.g. Water efficiency schemes. Which organisations can provide expertise or funding to deliver these actions? E.g. lead local flood authority, Environment Agency, water company, housing associations, health authority. Addressing weather and climate risks through neighbourhood planning

19 Neighbourhood Planning The UK Governments Localism Act established Neighbourhood Development Plans. Parish / Town Council or a Neighbourhood Forum decide what is in their neighbourhood plan. It can identify location, size, type and design of new development. It is the basis for determining planning applications. Lasts for 10 years. Must conform with the Local Plan. Addressing weather and climate risks through neighbourhood planning

20 Conforming with the Local Plan Local planning policy will already include policies and planning guidance covering relevant issues such as: Flood risk Water efficiency Building design Green space For example - refer to relevant Local Plan polices and SPD for your area. Your neighbourhood plan can more precisely define what measures should be taken in your area and help to deliver them. Addressing weather and climate risks through neighbourhood planning

21 Action through Neighbourhood Plans Your neighbourhood plan could include: Water efficiency and resilience to flood risk and overheating measures for new and existing buildings. Standards for including green space such as street trees, footpaths and green spaces. Design measures to manage surface water, called Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems. Education schemes to help communities understand how changing their behaviour can also help. Addressing weather and climate risks through neighbourhood planning

22 Case studies Hackbridge Neighbourhood Plan includes a range of measures to promote water efficiency as part of creating a wider sustainable hub. Addressing weather and climate risks through neighbourhood planning

23 Case studies: Community-led projects Wyke Beck Way - a community led project to develop green infrastructure in the form of parks and footpaths. The principles of this scheme have been embedded in local planning policy. Riverlution, Sheffield - a local business and community led scheme to manage river corridor vegetation and create pocket parks to reduce flood risk. The scheme has wider ecology and amenity benefits. Plug in Midlands – a partnership scheme between water company, housing associations and local community to install water efficiency measures in homes. Addressing weather and climate risks through neighbourhood planning

24 Deciding what to do Depends on: Which risks are greatest? What opportunities there are in your area/plan? The scope set by the adopted Local Plan Low cost options available Win-win options available Addressing weather and climate risks through neighbourhood planning

25 Question 3: What actions would you like to include in your neighbourhood plan? From question 2: The actions you would like to take to address local risks (flooding, water use restrictions, overheating or subsidence)? Are there any local plan or supplementary planning document policies that support the actions you would like to take? What further actions are could be included in your neighbourhood plan to address local risks? Following on from the list of organisations identify in question 2, which organisations could provide support to define further actions that could be included in your neighbourhood plan? Addressing weather and climate risks through neighbourhood planning

26 Key messages to take away Your neighbourhood plan gives you the chance to promote positive action in your area But, must be in line with the Local Plan. Work with a range of partners for help and funding Include and improve on existing community projects Lots of possibilities, focus on what the community want to achieve, for example: Better footpaths, green space and street trees Water efficiency fittings in homes Measures to protect homes and businesses from flooding Addressing weather and climate risks through neighbourhood planning


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