Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Climate Emergency Task Force publishes draft Plan

17th January 2021 — The Council's Climate Emergency Response Plan has been published and CNC have issued a respone

This plan was published in November and can be accessed here. CWAC Climate Emergency Plan for Borough Nov 2020

Broadly the Council is making a welcome and ambitious bid for the borough to become carbon neutral by 2045 and has engaged experienced consultants (Anthesis) to help them develop this draft plan. Whilst the technical content in the plan is undoubtedly high it is unlikely to inspire residents to read it, due to its technical complexity and unexplained jargon & abbreviations. Also surprisingly, in respect of carbon reducing Active Travel, it concludes that the Council/Cheshire Police have only indirect influence on facilitating the major reduction (17%) required away from motorised travel. whereas several programmes are already in progress aimed at achieving this.

Consequently, CNC & the Chester Cycling Campaign (CCC) issued a joint response to the plan which contains a number of specific recommendations.

CNC & CCC Joint response to Climate Emergency Plan