The Barnet Climate Action Group has prepared a response to the latest consultation on the Barnet Draft Local Plan. Full details of the Local Plan and the consultation are on the council’s web site https://engage.barnet.gov.uk/local-plan-reg-19 .
The BCAG response is here: BCAG Barnet Local Plan Response Aug 2021.pdf (PDF 258 Kb, 4 pages).
BCAG does not believe that the Barnet Draft Local Plan goes far enough in tackling climate change. The challenge of reducing carbon emissions of new build – and opportunities to use new build to reduce emissions of nearby existing buildings though the use of heat networks/decentralised energy options – across the borough are not fully addressed in the Local Plan.
While the Barnet Draft Local Plan is stronger on adaptation measures, BCAG believe there is more that needs to be done to protect the borough’s communities and infrastructure from the impacts of climate change.