Action taken by Cotswold District Council
The housing sector is responsible for over 20% of all UK carbon emissions so homes are hugely significant when looking at how we fight climate change.
To rise to this challenge, Cotswold District Council has joined forces with Forest of Dean District Council and West Oxfordshire District Council to produce a Net Zero Carbon Toolkit to help homeowners and developers boost the green credentials of their new build project, home renovation or extension.
To widen the climate emergency response the Toolkit is available for other local authorities to use and adapt.
Cotswold District Council secured funding from the LGA Housing Advisers Programme to collaborate with two neighbouring councils (West Oxfordshire District Council and Forest of Dean District Council) to plug a perceived gap in the market for succinct, direct and practical advice on how to achieve net zero housing, both new build and retrofit.
The toolkit project was a response to queries received by the councils from small developers, architects, self-builders and householders.