National Planning Policy Framework
Chapter 14 provides more guidance on meeting the challenge of climate change, flooding, and coastal change. The framework requires plans to take a "proactive" approach to climate adaptation and mitigation, shaping places in ways that "contribute to radical reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, minimise vulnerability and improve resilience. The chapter contains specific provisions on flood risk and coastal management. The chapter also identified a number of ways in which plans should be design to promote low carbon, decentralised energy supply.
The policy was updated in July 2021.
Related litigation cases
H. J. Banks & Co. Ltd challenged the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities, and Local Government under section 288 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 for denying a planning permission for a coal mining project. The High Court quashed the denial on two grounds, including the Secre...
On 11 December 2019, the claimant filed an application for judicial review of Cumbria County Council's decision to grant planning permission for the development of a new underground metallurgical coal mine and associated development in Whitehaven, Cumbria. The claimants argued that the Council ha...
On 5th March 2021, West Cumbria Mining filed an application for judicial review of Cumbria County Council's decision to reconsider a planning application for a new metallurgical coal mine in Whitehaven, Cumbria for the fourth time. According to a press release from the claimants, they argued that...