7 times climate emergency declarations have hit development plans

Climate emergency declarations by local councils, the Welsh government and parliament have been used as both a reason to refuse and accept planning applications. ENDS looks at some of the impacts the declarations have had so far.

1 South Oxfordshire local plan stalled

Last week, South Oxfordshire District Council resolved to consign a controversial local plan to the dustbin and begin afresh. The plan was submitted for government approval in March, when the Conservatives controlled the council. A climate emergency motion was passed in April.

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