FOI request (FOIR-358055735)
Requested Mon 23 August 2021
Responded Wed 10 November 2021
Please accept my apologies for the delay in responding.
1. Have you declared a climate emergency?
2 a. Do you have an action plan or strategy (or equivalent) related to net zero goals?
b. If yes, is 'Spatial Planning' featured within the action plan/strategy?
3. a. Does your 'Local Plan' reflect net zero targets?
b. if yes to what year?
4. a. Do you have an in-house sustainability (or equivalent) officer/s supporting local planning policy, if yes, the number of officers?
Answer: 1 x FTE
b. Who is the key contact at your council?
Answer: The Planning Policy team - firstname.lastname@example.org
5. a. What tools do your planners use to support climate planning policy and delivery in your authority?
Answer: We use the adopted Local Plan: please see Hastings Planning Strategy part 4 chapter 6 Policies SC1-SC7 via link http://www.planvu.co.uk/hbc2015/written/cpt6.htm
b. Do your planning officers receive climate literacy training or equivalent?
c. Do you use climate change mitigation as a material consideration in balancing planning applications?
Answer: Yes Deadline (September) has passed for taking part in a short anonymous survey - sadly we would not have had time to take part.
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