Evidence and research for planning policies

8. Other evidence

Balance Trading Feasibility Study

Balance trading is a process which would enable the net carbon emissions from new housing development to be offset by providing for S106/tariff funded investment (or direct contributions) via a Local Carbon Reduction Fund to finance energy saving installations and the application of renewable technologies to eco-retrofit nearby neighbourhoods. This study considers the feasibility of introducing such a measure.

Local Carbon Reduction Fund Study

In 2008 a study was undertaken by the Energy Centre for Sustainable Communities (ecsc) to establish the feasibility of developing and implementing a Local Carbon Reduction Fund.