The Royal Town Planning Institute and Town & Country Planning Association have published The Climate Crisis – a guide for local authorities on planning for climate change.

This introductory level resource provides an overview of UK policy and legislation which can be used to address climate change at a local level and explains how this should be interpreted in local development plan and development management processes.

The guide was launched at an online webinar on Tuesday 19th October 2021. A recording of the event is available below. 

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This guidance replaces the previous edition published in 2018. The TCPA, RTPI and ClientEarth have also produced a short briefing document which outlines the key overarching legislative and policy requirements on climate change for local planning authorities in England. This can be downloaded here.

Cover image: Burrow Bridge, 2014, Nikologianni