Policy EN8 

Climate Change

All new development proposals will be required to demonstrate how the need to mitigate and adapt to climate change has been considered, subject to considerations of viability, in terms of:


  • Sustainable design and construction in accordance with Policy EN9 – ensuring energy efficient and low carbon development.

  • Provision of green infrastructure in accordance with Policy EN3 – the Melton Green Infrastructure Network.

  • Provision of renewable and/or low carbon energy production, including decentralised energy and/or heat networks in accordance with Policy EN10 – energy generation from renewable sources.

  • Flood risk in accordance with Policy EN11 – minimising the risk of flooding and policy EN12 – sustainable urban drainage systems.

  • Providing opportunities for sustainable modes of transport in accordance with Policy IN1 – delivering infrastructure to support new development.